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Appendix 5 - Evidence Base

Council

Braintree District Local Development Framework Member Panel Agenda Reports and Minutes setting out responses to the Core Strategy public consultations Statement of Consultation plus addendum

Equalities Impact Assessment for the Draft Strategy for People and Places in Braintree District to 2025 Braintree District Council 2009

This assesses the LDF strategy and policies and determines if there is any adverse impact, or illegal discrimination, or any unmet need or requirements.

Equalities Impact Assessment for the Core Strategy Submission Draft Braintree District Council April 2010

Housing

Urban Capacity Study Llewelyn Davies Yeang in association with Atisreal October 2007

This study establishes the potential for accommodating new housing in the built-up areas of the District over the period 2006 to 2026.

Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (SHLAA) Braintree District Council December 2010

This study identifies sites with development potential for housing and assesses their developability, deliverability and capacity.

Strategic Housing Market Assessment (SHMA) Fordham Research Feb 2008 (Jointly commissioned by Chelmsford, Braintree and Colchester.)

SHMA Update April 2009 Braintree District Council

SHMA Update Summer 2010 Braintree District Council

Schedule of Housing Sites Identified 2009 May 2011

Schedule of Housing Sites Identified 2010 May 2011

Small sites- summary of development progress May 2011

This study looks at the housing market in Braintree and north-east Essex and assesses current and future housing needs, including the need for affordable housing.

Affordable Housing Provision and Developer Contributions in the District of Braintree Three Dragons November 2009

An affordable housing viability study, which assesses the viability of market schemes against a range of affordable housing options and economic scenarios.

Affordable Housing Supplementary Planning Document Braintree District Council May 2006

Affordable Housing Supplementary Planning Document Sustainability Appraisal Braintree District Council May 2006

This provides detailed guidance on how the Local Plan Review affordable housing policy will be implemented. (This will be updated to reflect the provisions of the Core Strategy Affordable Housing Policy.)

Accommodation for Gypsy and Traveller and Travelling Showpeople in the East of England. A Revision to the Regional Spatial Strategy for the East of England July 2009

This forms part of the strategic planning framework for the East of England and provides strategic guidance for local authorities.

Essex Gypsy and Traveller Accommodation Assessment. Fordham Research November 2009

This study assessed and quantified the accommodation needs of Gypsy and Travellers and Travelling Showpeople in Essex.

Economy

Mid Essex Economic Futures University of the West of England March 2006

This study provided an appraisal of the local economy and an assessment of the future economic outlook and covered the local authorities of Braintree, Chelmsford, Maldon and Brentwood.

Going for Growth, Investing in Your Future. Economic Development Strategy Braintree District Council June 2009

This provides a shared vision and action plan for the economic development of Braintree District.

Braintree District Futures 2025 Cambridge Econometrics and SQW October 2006

An analysis to help develop policies to achieve a better balance between employment and population growth in the future. This report presented an overview of the current position of Braintree and three visions for the District to 2025.

Employment Land Review Llewelyn Davies Yeang, in association with Michael Beaman Ltd. November 2007

This provides a survey of existing and potential land and premises for office, industrial and warehouse uses and analyses supply, demand and land requirements from 2006-2026.

Rural Services Survey Braintree District Council 2008

This establishes the number of settlements with and without key services and which rural villages are considered to be service centres.

Retail and Town Centre

The North Essex Authorities Retail Study Stage 1 Report: Strategic Overview GVA Grimley 2006

This study covers Braintree, Colchester, Maldon and Tendring. It identifies a strategy for the future scale and form of new development and distribution of growth, advising on the role of each centre within the retail hierarchy and potential for change.

Retail Study Stage 2 Report - Braintree District Council GVA Grimley 2006

This study develops the findings in Stage 1 further, focuses on local issues and sets out the detailed technical analysis and sets out recommendations for each authority.

Braintree Town Centre Preliminary Development Analysis Report of Cushman and Wakefield April 2009

A preliminary assessment of the scope of Braintree town centre to accommodate new development over the LDF plan period, for town centre uses, in particular comparison retail floorspace.

Braintree District Retail Study Update 2010 GVA Grimley

Transport

Local Transport Plan 2006-2011 Essex County Council 2005

This identifies wide-reaching schemes to improve the transport network for the whole of the county.

Assessment of Impact of Potential LDF Sites on Existing Junctions - Braintree and Witham LDF Allocations Mouchel July 2008

This study was produced for Braintree District Council, the Highways Agency and Essex County Council. It assesses the impact of LDF sites on junctions in the locality.

Assessment of Impact of Potential LDF Sites on Existing Junctions Mouchel April 2010

Braintree Panfield Lane Sensitivity Test July 2010

An update of the assessments to ascertain the impact of the preferred development sites in combination on the road network and to identify measures to mitigate their impact.

Parking Standards-Design and Good Practice Essex Planning Officers Association/Essex County Council September 2009

Environment

Mid Essex Strategic Flood Risk Assessment for Braintree, Chelmsford, Colchester and Maldon Scott Wilson October 2007

An assessment of flood risk issues to inform the spatial planning process.

Braintree District, Haverhill and Clare Water Cycle Study Entec November 2008

This study identifies whether there are any water related issues that present significant obstacles to development identified in the Core Strategy.

Braintree District Stage 2 Water Cycle Study Hyder January 2011

Braintree, Brentwood, Chelmsford, Maldon and Uttlesford Landscape Character Assessment Chris Blandford Associates September 2006

A baseline inventory of the landscape character of these 5 local authorities.

Landscape Character Settlement Fringe Studies of Braintree, Coggeshall, Earls Colne, Halstead, Hatfield Peverel, Kelvedon, Silver End and Witham Chris Blandford Associates November 2007

Further landscape character assessments of the areas surrounding these settlements.

Habitats Regulation Assessment Royal Haskoning June 2009 Amendment to Habitats Regulation Assessment Braintree District Council November 2009

An assessment of the effects of the development proposed in the Core Strategy upon protected European Sites.

Suitable Accessible Natural Greenspace Report (which accompanies the Habitats Regulation Assessment .) April 2010

The Braintree Green Spaces Strategy (2008) Braintree District Council

This sets local standards for the quality, quantity and accessibility of open space in the District and identifies specific needs, surpluses or deficiencies. -

The Strategy draws on the results of the Open Space Audit (2006).

Open Space Supplementary Planning Document November 2009 Braintree District Council

This sets out guidance on the provision of open space and sport and recreation facilities, in conjunction with new housing and commercial development.

Open Space Action Plan 2011 Braintree District Council

Open Space Supplementary Planning Document Sustainability Draft February 2009 Braintree District Council

The Essex Biodiversity Action Plan. Essex Biodiversity Partnership 1999.

This sets out conservation targets and contains action plans for various priority habitats and species in Essex.

Climate Change Strategy and Action Plan. Braintree District Council 2009

This sets out Braintree Districts Council's approach to mitigate, reduce the impact and adapt to the risks and opportunities associated with climate change across the District.

Sustainability Appraisal

Braintree District 2025 Issues and Options Document Core Strategy DPD Regulation 25 Strategic Environmental Assessment and Sustainability Appraisal 2007

SA SEA of the Core Strategy Preferred Options 2008

Strategic Environmental Assessment Baseline Information Profile 2009 - 2010 Executive Summary

Strategic Environmental Assessment Baseline Information Profile 2009 - 2010

Strategic Environmental Assessment Baseline Information Profile 2009 - 2010: Plans and Programmes

SA SEA of the Core Strategy Submission Draft March 2010

SA SEA of the Addendum of Focused Changes to the Core Strategy

Submission Document

SA SEA Baseline Information Profile 2010 - 2011

SA SEA Baseline Information Profile Non Technical Summary 2010 - 2011

SA SEA Baseline Information Profile Plans and Programmes 2010 - 2011

Summary of Alternatives Considered May 2011

Monitoring

Braintree District Council Local Development Framework Annual Monitoring Report 1.4.08 - 31.3.09 December 2009

Braintree District Council Residential Land Availability as at 31st March 2009 Braintree District Council

Braintree District Council Non-Residential Land Availability as at 31st March 2009 Braintree District Council

Braintree District Council Local Development Framework Annual Monitoring Report 1.4.09 - 31.3.10 December 2010

Braintree District Council Residential Land Availability as at 31st March 2010 Braintree District Council

Braintree District Council Non residential land availability as at 31st March 2010 Braintree District Council



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