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
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.
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. The link below takes you to their website and gives you more information as to the current status of the plan. You can, of course, refer to our dedicated site (see link above) should you prefer.
Here is a copy of the letter answering the questions posed by the examiner sent11th Sept
Here is the revised NDP with the amendments suggested by the examiner
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
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:
Alternatively, you can see a copy of their Adoption Statement HERE
You can actually see the final development plan HERE