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The Planning & Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 requires that when determining an application it shall be in accordance with the development plan unless material considerations indicate otherwise.

At the time of the adoption of this plan and over the next three years the development plan is comprised of the RSS for the East of England (formerly Regional Planning Guidance 9 as it applies to this region), the Essex and Southend on Sea Structure Plan, Minerals Local Plan and Waste Local Plan, and this Plan.

The policies within these documents retain their development plan status and are automatically 'saved' for a period of 3 years or until adoption of RSS14 “The East of England Plan” and relevant Development Plan Documents. A Local Development Scheme will set out how and when each Local Plan policy is to be replaced.

The explanatory text in this Plan is intended to assist interpretation of its policies. Individual policies set out in this Plan cannot always be read in isolation. Where appropriate, they need to be cross-referenced with other policies in this and other Plans. Key cross-references are identified in this Plan. Please note that some development proposed in this Plan may have been completed.

If requiring the document in large print, Braille or an alternative format please contact Development Services, London Road, Saffron Walden, Essex, CB11 4ER Telephone 01799 510467

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