The Danbury Neighbourhood Plan is being created by local residents, community groups and businesses and will help us shape how the parish changes in the coming years.
Steering Group Meeting 21st December 2022 at 10am. The Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group will meet on Friday 9th December 2022 at 10am in the Danbury Parish Office, Main Road, Danbury CM3 4NQ. The agenda can viewed HERE.
Exhibition on 13th & 14th May. The Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group held an exhibition to announce the sites selected to meet the housing allocation of around 100 dwellings. This was attended by 387 members of the public over the two days.
The following sites have been selected to meet the housing allocation of around 100 dwellings:
D5 Sandpit Field, East of Little Fields 10 D7 Land at Tyndales Farm West (large site) 65 D11 Old Play Area South of Jubilee Rise 2 D14 Danecroft, Woodhill Road 14 D21 Land at Mayes Lane/Copt Hill 2
Total allocation of around 100 dwellings 93
You can download the text and maps of the exhibition HERE.
The initial feedback is positive and the rationale for choosing the sites understood by the majority. The main issues raised are the impact of the additional traffic through the village and the impact new housing will have on the existing facilities, especially the schools and medical centre.
What is a Neighbourhood Plan?
It is an opportunity for local people to have a say in what to protect and where to build in their parish over the long term. The process is enshrined in law. Whilst land development is probably the main topic that we in Danbury are concerned with, the Neighbourhood Plan will also consider environmental issues, transport, leisure facilities and all aspects of village life.
Although it is not intended to be overly restrictive, a Neighbourhood Plan is a very comprehensive document. It sets out the policies and projects that will define how the parish will change in the coming years. This vision will be very important for the community, Chelmsford City Council, developers and many other interested parties.
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