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Minerals plan review extended to April 9

Minerals plan review extended to April 9

Thursday 14 March 2024

Such has been the public response to the consultation on the county council’s Minerals Local Plan (MLP) Review that it has been extended from March 19 to Tuesday, April 9. The review includes 52 new sites for consideration across the county and CPRE Essex will be submitting a response. As we stressed before, it would […] Read more >

Essex minerals plan: your chance to join consultation

Essex minerals plan: your chance to join consultation

Sunday 25 February 2024

Would you like to give your views on the next Essex minerals plan? The county council is consulting on the Minerals Local Plan (MLP) Review, which includes 52 new sites for consideration. They are scattered across the county and CPRE Essex will be submitting a response. There are several aspects to consider. For example, Tricia […] Read more >

Your chance to take part in hedgerows consultation

Your chance to take part in hedgerows consultation

Monday 11 September 2023

Hedgerows take centre-stage in a Defra consultation that should hopefully help ensure their survival. Defra (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) is aiming to gather views on how hedgerows – such a feature of our countryside – are protected as cross compliance measures are lost with the phasing out of the Basic Payment Scheme. […] Read more >

Latton Priory housing plans – do you want to take part in the latest consultation?

Latton Priory housing plans – do you want to take part in the latest consultation?

Tuesday 17 January 2023

Latton Priory is one of four new neighbourhoods planned for the proposed Harlow and Gilston Garden Town, south of Harlow in the parish of North Weald Bassett. The garden town scheme was approved by Harlow, Epping and East Herts councils in December 2018. Yes, the idea has been around a long time – indeed the […] Read more >

Last call on LTC consultation: it ends today

Last call on LTC consultation: it ends today

Monday 20 June 2022

Today’s the day! The Local Refinement Consultation on the proposed Lower Thames Crossing concludes at 11.59pm tonight (Monday, June 20). It is of course very much last call, and the matter is complex, so if you would like a helping hand you can see can Thames Crossing Action Group’s step-by-step guide to the consultation here […] Read more >

The latest (and perhaps final) LTC consultation has less than a week to run – here’s a step-by-step guide

The latest (and perhaps final) LTC consultation has less than a week to run – here’s a step-by-step guide

Tuesday 14 June 2022

Time is running short if you’re planning on taking part in what might be the final consultation on the proposed Lower Thames Crossing. The Local Refinement Consultation set up by National Highways concludes at 11.59pm on Monday, June 20. We highly recommend submitting your views as the more responses received by NH the better. Our […] Read more >

Lower Thames Crossing consultation: read the response from our colleagues across the river

Lower Thames Crossing consultation: read the response from our colleagues across the river

Monday 6 June 2022

We reported here that what is likely to be the final consultation on the Lower Thames Crossing ends on Monday, June 20. Our friends on the Gravesham committee of CPRE Kent have been working on their response to the consultation and you can read that here – it might help you with your own. Read more >

The revised NPPF is out! Not bedtime reading maybe, but it’s going to play a big part in planning policy

The revised NPPF is out! Not bedtime reading maybe, but it’s going to play a big part in planning policy

Thursday 29 July 2021

A revised version of the National Planning Policy Framework has been published this month (July) – see here. The new incarnation follows this year’s consultation, which focused primarily on incorporating design codes and building-beautiful recommendations. The full government consultation response can be found here. The original comments made by CPRE to the consultation are here. […] Read more >

Uttlesford council is keen to involve the community in its Local Plan… so let’s take the opportunity

Uttlesford council is keen to involve the community in its Local Plan… so let’s take the opportunity

Thursday 10 December 2020

The Uttlesford Local Plan will (theoretically, at least) guide the development of the district over the next 15 years and residents are asked to take part in its formation. The first of nine themes or ‘mini-consultations’ was held last month (November), starting what the district council describes as “the start of a six-month conversation about […] Read more >

Planning White Paper: the national CPRE response

Planning White Paper: the national CPRE response

Wednesday 11 November 2020

We have already referred to the government’s Planning for the Future White Paper and CPRE Essex’s response to it (see here). The White Paper could prove potentially devastating for the English countryside and so it’s unsurprising that CPRE branches across the country have been quick to raise their concerns. Here is the national CPRE submission to […] Read more >