Please note Working Group meetings have been cancelled until further notice
The Working Party normally meet the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month at the Community Centre (please check with the office) but if you would like to get involved please contact us on NPtiptree@btconnect.com or contact us on 01621 817030
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Tiptree Neighbourhood Plan Public Consultation – Postponed
Tiptree Parish Council apologises for any inconvenience that may have been caused by the postponement of the Public Consultation about the Tiptree Neighbourhood Plan.
This is due to the legal requirements of electoral law and electoral procedures that precede the elections in May 2019.
The Public Consultation was due to take place from 16th February 2019 until 31st March 2019 but will not now take place. It is hoped that the Public Consultation can be restarted in late May/early June but the exact dates will be confirmed nearer the time.
In order to meet the requirement for 600 new homes in Tiptree there have been two calls for local landowners to put forward sites for possible development. The first was the Colchester Borough Council call for sites in 2014 and the second was made by Tiptree Parish Council in 2017. As a result 67 sites were put forward for consideration.
The accompanying map shows the sites put forward in the CBC call for sites in red and the sites put forward in the TPC call for sites in blue. Whilst we have made every effort to ensure the accuracy of the sites shown on this map, the site boundaries may be inaccurate in some instances and some sites submitted in the past may no longer be available for consideration with regard to future development.
Each site submitted has been subjected to a thorough Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (SHLAA) to assess its suitability for development. Sites have been assessed against pre-agreed criteria, the assessments were peer reviewed to check consistency and then reviewed by a CBC planning officer. Stage 1 assessment was with regard to basic conditions such as size of site, current use and access. As a result of the initial assessment 39 sites were put forward for further consideration. For the stage 2 assessment each of the 39 sites was given a red-amber-green (RAG) assessment against each of 24 criteria. The final selection of sites has been determined by the RAG score together with the vision and objectives of the Neighbourhood Plan which have been derived from the community consultation exercise.
The draft Tiptree Neighbourhood Plan is expected to be published in the summer of 2019.