Writtle Parish Council need your comments on the Neighbourhood Plan!

Notification of formal (Regulation 14) consultation

Writtle’s Neighbourhood Plan has been developed over the past four years by local people and is a result of extensive consultation and engagement (including the extensive questionnaire exercise completed late 2018). The purpose of the Writtle Neighbourhood Plan is to help sustain and improve the quality of life and the built and natural environment for our community. Importantly, because of the extensive input from the local community, it reflects local issues, concerns and aspirations. It has very real potential to influence change for the better – and more so than any other documents prepared before.

The next important stage of the Plan’s development (known as Regulation 14) is to formally consult with you, the Community, allowing you to make any final comments and suggestions about the Plan and its policies. This consultation period will run for an eight-week period between 9 October 2020 and 4 December 2020. Deadline dates are given online and in the paper comment forms.

Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, the restrictions on meetings and requirement for social distancing, I would encourage you to review the Plan and make any comments online via the Neighbourhood Planning page of Parish Council website:


The website provides headline information about the policies contained in the Plan, helpful Q&As and clear guidance on how to submit your comments. This summary information will also be on display in Writtle Library.

Alternatively, for anyone who is unable to comment online, we are making paper comment forms available. These can be obtained by contacting the Parish Office on 01245 420066 / clerk@writtle-pc.gov.uk Completed forms must be returned to the Parish Office, The Green, Writtle, CM1 3DT.

Thank you for your help and support during the whole process.

Jonathan Weymouth
Chair Writtle Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group