Neighbourhood Development Plan

The Neighbourhood Plan for Sandon Parish

What is it?  It is a document very like the Village Design Statement we already have but it will be in line with the Chelmsford City Council’s Local Plan and will be a legal document.

It will give the aspirations of the population of Sandon, and is Community led.  It is your chance to have your say about what you want for our villages of Sandon.  An NP will have more force than simply objecting piecemeal to individual developments

The final plan was agreed and voted on 23rd November 2023. You can view the plan HERE


The following is a potted history of the key stages that needed to be followed in order to get to the final plan.

There are plans to put houses everywhere in Essex, and we could be asked to have a large number within the Parish.  In the first draft we were being given 250 on the field North of Sandon School plus a Commercial area next to Sandon Park and Ride.  When the final Local Plan comes out in January we could be asked to have many more houses!!! 

It is proposed to send a questionnaire to everyone in the Parish and you MUST read it and respond to it.  If we have a Neighbourhood Plan being written we WILL have a say in what type, and where, we would like them built. This is your opportunity to shape the future of your area.

Dee Hyatt


Sandon Parish Council


As at Aug 2023

An external examiner, Mr Andrew S Freeman. has been appointed to inspect the Sandon NDP draft plan. Note that the whole NDP process has now been adopted by CCC.

Sept 2023

Here is a copy of the letter answering the questions posed by the examiner sent11th Sept

Letter from CCC to examiner

Oct 2023

Here is the revised NDP with the amendments suggested by the examiner


Nov 2023

The referendum on the NDP was held 23rd November. We are pleased to note that it was PASSED! Many congratulations must go to the dedicated NDP team that put in all that hard work over the years. You can view the result by clicking on the following link

NDP Referendum results

Following the successful referendum, CCC have now published their adoption statement. Please click on the link below for this, together with a copy of the finalised plan:

CCC Neighbourhood Development Plans

Alternatively, you can see a copy of their Adoption Statement HERE

You can actually see the final development plan HERE