Salings Parish Council Neigbourhood Plan Latest – Regulation 16 Consultation

The Salings Parish Council is in the process of producing a Neighbourhood Plan.

We are now seeking your views on The Salings Neighbourhood Plan (under Regulation 16) and 3 supporting documents before it is considered by an examiner and can proceed towards a referendum.

Comments can be submitted to Braintree District Council between Monday 28th September and 5pm on Monday 9th November 2020.

Where can I view and comment on the Neighbourhood Plan and its supporting documents?

  • To view and comment on the Neighbourhood Plan and its supporting documents, visit:

  • The documents and paper response forms are available at Braintree Library – Fairfield Road, Braintree CM7 3YL – However, if the library is subject to closure, then the consultation documents will continue to be available online.

What is a Neighbourhood Plan?

A Neighbourhood Plan is a way for communities – in this case The Salings Parish Council, to take a proactive approach to deciding the future of the places where they live and work. Once ‘made’ (adopted) a Neighbourhood Plan has the same legal status as the district wide Local Plan, and will be used alongside the Local Plan in deciding planning applications that fall within its area. For more information please see

BDC will shortly start the Regulation 16 consultation on our plan, and appoint an Inspector to examine it. However, the referendum on the final version of the plan (which will incorporate the results of the Regulation 16 consultation and recommendations from the Inspector) cannot now be held before 6 May 2021, owing to COVID-19 measures.

Copies of the relevant documents can be found here: