Maldon District Council Local Development Plan
A Preferred Options consultation for the LDP took place between 10 July 2012 and 28 August 2012. To view the consultation documents click here.
Burnham Town Council arranged public meetings on 9 Augustand 23 August 2012 to consult on their response to the LDP.
Update on the LDP
28 August 2012
Letter to Maldon District Council regarding Maldon District Council's Local Development Plan (LDP) - Preferred options Consultation
Dear Mr Coleman,
As you are aware from your attendance at the Public Meeting in Burnham-on-Crouch regarding the above, on Thursday 9 August 2012, the Town Council issued “comment forms” to enable residents to record their views and then to be forwarded/handed to you for inclusion in the District Council’s consideration of the LDP. I have therefore enclosed 120 forms, letters and emails for consideration in the LDP process. Please acknowledge receipt.
You will note that there was much criticism for the shortness of the consultation period and the timing of the consultation in the peak holiday season.
Mr David Coleman
Planning Policy Officer
Maldon District Council
Update on 20 January 2014
Maldon District Pre-Submission Local Development Plan Consultation and Community Infrastructure Levy Preliminary Draft Charging Schedule Consultation 22 January - 7 March 2014.
In August 2013, I wrote to you to seek your views on the Draft Local Development Plan (LDP). First of all, I would like to thank you for taking time to respond to this consultation. All comments received have now been considered by the Council.
On 11 December 2013 the Council endorsed the Pre-Submission LDP and Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) Preliminary Draft Charging Schedule for public consultation. Representations are now invited on the following:
1. The ‘soundness’ and legal compliance of the Local Development Plan, Proposals Map and supporting documents.
2. The Community Infrastructure Levy Preliminary Draft Charging Schedule and supporting documents.
Please note that these are separate consultations under different sets of legislation, and there are two types of forms included in your consultation pack. Consultation on the PreSubmission LDP and CIL Preliminary Draft Charging Schedule will commence on Wednesday 22 January and close at 12 noon on Friday 7 March 2014.
This is an opportunity for you to make representations on the soundness and legal compliance of the Plan before the Council submits it to the Secretary of State (under regulations 19 and 20 of the Town and Country Planning (Local Planning)(England) Regulations 2012).
Representations should be made by completing the response form included within your consultation pack. It is important that the enclosed guidance on how to do this included within the Statement of Procedure and Guidance Notes is adhered to. Forms should be returned to the Council either by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or post to: Planning Policy Team, Maldon District Council, Princes Road, Maldon, CM9 5DL. Representations must be received by the Council by 12 noon on 7 March 2014. Regrettably, late responses cannot be considered.
Community Infrastructure Levy Preliminary Draft Charging Schedule
The Council is preparing a CIL covering the whole District and invites written representations on the Preliminary Draft Charging Schedule (under regulation 15 of the Community Infrastructure Levy Regulations 2010). The schedule sets out the proposed rates that developers would be required to pay on new development to provide for new or improved infrastructure.
The Council is proposing a charge of £70 per sqm for most new residential development and £150 per sqm for various other types of development. Parish/Town Councils will be entitled to up to 15% of the CIL receipts from development taking place in their area, and up to 25% with an adopted neighbourhood plan – details are enclosed with the CIL documentation.
Representations in relation to the CIL Preliminary Draft Charging Schedule should be made using the enclosed response form and returned either by email to email@example.com or post to: Planning Policy Team, Maldon District Council, Princes Road, Maldon, CM9 5DL.
Representations must be received by the Council by 12 noon on 7 March 2014. Responses received after this date will not be considered.
Document Availability for Inspection
Copies of relevant consultation material are included along with this letter, and I would be grateful if these documents could be made available for public inspection in accordance with the public notices. All documentation is also available on the Council’s website at www.maldon.gov.uk, and further hard copies may be made available on request (subject to availability).
Copies of relevant public notices and posters are also included for display as appropriate. I would be grateful if these could be placed in a prominent location to help further publicise the consultations. Additional copies of public notices and posters can be provided on request.
A series of drop-in sessions will be held throughout the District at the times and locations below. During these events, Council representatives will be available to answer your questions regarding the consultations and assist with completion of the response forms.
Venue Monday 3 February
11am – 7pm Plantation Hall, Heybridge
Friday 7 February
11am – 7pm Burnham-on-Crouch Council Offices
Tuesday 11 February
11am – 7pm Maldon Library
Monday 3 February
11am – 7pm
Plantation Hall, Heybridge
Friday 7 February
11am – 7pm
Burnham-on-Crouch Council Offices
Tuesday 11 February
11am – 7pm
As before, meetings will also be held specifically to enable Town and Parish Councillors to receive an update from the Council and ask questions in relation to the consultations. Further details will be issued to you shortly.
If you require any further information please contact the Planning Policy Team by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone on 01621 876202.
Strategic Planning Policy Manager
Click hereto view pdf file giving further details.