Contents

 

Commitment to this Stategy

 

Executive Summary

1

Introduction and Background

 

The Local Development Framework

 

Confromity with Other Policies and Stratagies

2

A Spatial Portrait of Braintree District

 

Population and Housing

 

Economy

 

Deprivation

 

Transport

 

Communities and Services

 

Environment

3

Vision, Aims and Objectives

 

The Vision for Braintree District

 

The Aims of the Core Strategy

 

Delivering the Vision - The Key Objectives

4

Spatial Strategy

 

The ‘Hierarchy of Place’ in the Braintree District

 

Development at Growth Locations

 

Development and Growth in the District in more detail

 

Selection of Strategic Growth Location Sites in Braintree and Witham

 

The Proposed Growth Locations

5

Housing

 

Creating high quality places to live

 

Affordable Housing

 

Gypsies and Travellers and Travelling Showpeople

6

Economy

 

Provision of Employment

 

Rural Area

 

Town Centre Regeneration and Retailing

7

Transport

8

Environment

 

Built Environment

 

Open Spaces

9

Delivering the Strategy

 

Infrastructure

 

Housing

 

Economy

 

Environment

 

Other Resources

10  

Monitoring Framework

11

Glossary

Appendices

Appendix 1 List of Braintree Local Plan Review (RLP) Policies superseded by Core Strategy Policies

Appendix 2 Housing Trajectory Information

Appendix 3 Settlement Hierarchy

Appendix 4 Infrastructure Trajectory

Appendix 5 Evidence Base

Proposals Map - (Plastic wallet at back of document)

List of Maps

Map 1

Key Diagram

Inset 1a  

Land to the north-west of Braintree - off Panfield Lane

Inset 2a  

Land to the north-east of Witham (in Rivenhall Parish) - off Forest Road

Inset 2b  

Land to the south-west of Witham - off Hatfield Road

Inset 1b  

Land to the west of the A131 at Great Notley

List of Policies

CS 1

Housing Provision and Delivery

CS 2

Affordable Housing

CS 3

Gypsies and Travellers and Travelling Showpersons

CS 4

Provision of Employment

CS 5

The Countryside

CS 6

Retailing and Town Centre Regeneration

CS 7

Promoting Accessibility for All

CS 8

Natural Environment and Biodiversity

CS 9

Built and Historic Environment

CS 10  

Provision for Open Space, Sport and Recreation

CS 11  

Infrastructure Services and Facilities

List of Figures

Figure 1  

Components of the Local Development Framework

Figure 2  

Housing Trajectory 2001 - 2026: Manage: Annual Requirement taking account of past and projected completions

Figure 3  

Housing Trajectory 2001 - 2026: Monitor: number of dwellings above or below cumulative allocation

Figure 4  

Schedule of Sites in 15 year supply