Planning Matters

Tendring District Council is the planning authority for the Wrabness area on most development proposals.

Essex County Council is the planning authority for waste disposal and mineral matters.

The Parish Council is a consultee on planning matters relating to Wrabness and has the opportunity to comment on new planning applications to Tendring District or Essex County Council as appropriate. Discussion about new planning applications takes place at the periodic meetings of the Parish Council. The recommendations made to the planning bodies are recorded in the Minutes.


Planning Policy - Tendring District Local Plan 

During 2018 and 2019 the draft District Local Plan is the subject of formal Examination by an independent Planning Inspector appointed by the Secretary of State.  The policy documents can be viewed on the Tendring District Council website - -  Once approved the Plan will provide the local planning policy context for Tendring District to the year 2033 and beyond to guide future development and decision making on planning applications.

Tendring District Council has been working to update the District Local Plan since 2008.  Wrabness Parish Council has participated in every public consultation stage since that time. Consultations include:

 Tendring District Draft Local Plan: Statement of Community Involvement To inform the Examination process the District Council undertook a Consultation on Community Involvement in the planning process. To see the consultation reply from Wrabness Parish Council look at Parish Council Minutes for November 2017 on this web site.

The Draft Tendring District Draft Local Plan The latest edition of the Local Plan was published for a final public consultation during a six-week period between 16 June – 28 July 2017. The draft Local Plan and six supporting appraisal volumes can be inspected at local libraries or on line on the Tendring District Council website.

On viewing the proposals for Wrabness included in the updated Tendring District Local Plan Publication Draft (2017) the Parish Council at its July 2017 meeting highlighted issues relating to the Wrabness Settlement Development Boundary, Local Green Space, Local Wildlife Site and Mapping.

The Tendring District Local Plan Preferred Options document was published on Thursday 14th July 2016 for public consultation until 8th September 2016. The document was available for inspection at libraries and local exhibitions or on-line at the TDC website. Public comment was invited during the consultion period.

This document sets out the proposed planning policy framework for development throughout Tendring District during the period to 2033. The document which runs to over 180 pages contains a wide range of policy material relating to new housing, employment, the environment and services, plus proposed new village settlement development limits including Wrabness.

Issues and Options Report Tendring District Council carried out a public consultation for six weeks between 1 September and 13 October 2015 about the Issues and Options Report for the Tendring District Local Plan. During this period members of the public were invited to comment on the document. The 39 page document makes a series of statements about the District and posed questions on a range of topics including job creation, development, the environment and infrastructure. The document proposed substantial new housing development in the District including a suggested allocation of 1000 new homes for the rural villages.


Planning Applications: recent applications submitted for development at Wrabness: 

Proposed detached garage.

Alta Vista Ash Street Wrabness Ref. No: 19/01789/FUL | Received: Fri 22 Nov 2019 | Validated: Fri 22 Nov 2019 | Status: Pending Consideration

Discharge of conditions 13 (Estate Roads) 15 (Bicycle Storage) and 30 (Drainage Scheme) of planning permission 15/01737/OUT.

Land South of Station Road Wrabness Ref. No: 19/01755/DISCON | Received: Mon 18 Nov 2019 | Validated: Mon 18 Nov 2019 | Status: Pending Consideration

Discharge of conditions 4 (Materials) and 5 (Landscaping Scheme) of approved application 19/00518/FUL.

Steeplefield Ash Street Wrabness Ref. No: 19/01386/DISCON | Received: Fri 13 Sep 2019 | Validated: Fri 13 Sep 2019 | Status: Approval - Discharge of Condition

Variation of condition 2 of application 19/00518/FUL to amend approved elevational drawings.

Steeplefield Ash Street Wrabness Ref. No: 19/01374/FUL | Received: Wed 11 Sep 2019 | Validated: Wed 11 Sep 2019 | Status: Approval - Full

Proposed alterations to front and rear dormers, replacement conservatory, porch and detached garage.

Alta Vista Ash Street Wrabness CO11 2TG Ref. No: 19/01040/FUL | Received: Thu 11 Jul 2019 | Validated: Thu 11 Jul 2019  Status: Approved

Discharge of condition 8 (Arboricultural Method Statement) for approved application 19/00518/FUL.

Steeplefield 7 Ash Street Wrabness CO11 2TG Ref. No: 19/00993/DISCON | Received: Tue 02 Jul 2019 | Validated: Tue 02 Jul 2019 | Status: Approved

Discharge of condition 26 (Archaeology), 27 (Post-Excavation Report), 28 (Ecological Management Scheme) and 31 (Site Investigation) of approved application 15/01737/OUT. 
Land South of Station Road Wrabness CO11 2TH Ref. No: 19/00794/DISCON | Received: Tue 28 May 2019 | Validated: Tue 28 May 2019 | Status: Approval - Discharge of Condition
Erection of a three-bay cart lodge with log store. 
Ness House Ash Street Wrabness  CO11 2TG Ref. No: 19/00739/FUL | Received: Tue 14 May 2019 | Validated: Wed 15 May 2019 | Status: Application Withdrawn
Proposed alterations to existing windows & doors, insertion of Velux Cabrio balconies to rear elevation, alterations to external areas.

Freshfield Ash Street Wrabness  CO11 2TG Ref. No: 19/00697/FUL | Received: Thu 02 May 2019 | Validated: Thu 02 May 2019 | Status: Approval - Full

Proposed replacement front conservatory, single storey front & side extension also replacement of roof tiles.

Briarfield Butlers Lane Wrabness  CO11 2UE Ref. No: 19/00695/FUL | Received: Wed 01 May 2019 | Validated: Wed 01 May 2019 | Status: Approval - Full

Proposed demolition of existing 3 bedroom dwelling and erection of replacement 3 bedroom dwelling. Replacement doors to garage block. 
Steeplefield Ash Street Wrabness  CO11 2TG Ref. No: 19/00518/FUL | Received: Fri 29 Mar 2019 | Validated: Fri 29 Mar 2019 | Status: Approval - Full
Proposed 4 no. four-bed detached dwellings with garages, amendment to existing access road plus provision of turning head.

The Priory Harwich Road Wrabness  CO11 2UG Ref. No: 19/00367/FUL | Received: Wed 06 Mar 2019 | Validated: Wed 06 Mar 2019 | Status: Refusal - Full - Appeal Dismissed

Install a new row of posts at front edge of dwelling and raise the whole platform by 30cm. Move steps to the east side & extend hut.

30 East Foreshore Stone Lane Wrabness Ref. No: 19/00343/FUL | Received: Mon 04 Mar 2019 | Validated: Tue 12 Mar 2019 | Status: Approval - Full

Discharge of condition 25 (Written Scheme of Investigation) of approved application 15/01737/OUT.

Land South of Station Road Wrabness CO11 2TH Ref. No: 19/00212/DISCON | Received: Fri 08 Feb 2019 | Validated: Fri 08 Feb 2019 | Status: Approval - Discharge of Condition

Discharge of condition 3 (Materials) to approved Planning Application 18/01901/FUL. 
Ness House Ash Street Wrabness  CO11 2TG Ref. No: 19/00183/DISCON | Received: Mon 04 Feb 2019 | Validated: Fri 15 Feb 2019 | Status: Approval - Discharge of Condition
Non material amendment to planning application 17/01838/FUL - Alteration of roof from flat to "lean-to" style connecting to existing house and reduction of depth of proposal. 
The Priory Harwich Road Wrabness CO11 2UG Ref. No: 19/00071/NMA | Received: Tue 15 Jan 2019 | Validated: Mon 28 Jan 2019 | Status: Approval - Non Material Change
Alterations to existing building. 
Hut 22 East Foreshore Stone Lane Wrabness Ref. No: 19/00009/FUL | Received: Wed 02 Jan 2019 | Validated: Wed 02 Jan 2019 | Status: Approval - Full
To repair and maintain sea defences along the foreshore at Wrabness, Sites A, B and D a proposed low height gabion barrier and site C reconstruct damaged area with a hidden gabion wall. 
East and West Foreshore Wrabness  Ref. No: 18/02062/FUL | Received: Fri 14 Dec 2018 | Validated: Fri 14 Dec 2018 | Status: Approval - Full
Demolition of fire damaged dwelling and erection of a replacement dwelling (revised application following 18/00636/FUL).

Ness House Ash Street Wrabness  CO11 2TG Ref. No: 18/01901/FUL | Received: Wed 14 Nov 2018 | Validated: Mon 19 Nov 2018 | Status: Approval - Full

Proposed detached ceremony hall and warden's accommodation and change of use of land from agricultural use to burial ground.

Oakfield Wood Burial Ground Ash Street Wrabness CO11 2TQ Ref. No: 18/01818/FUL | Received: Tue 30 Oct 2018 | Validated: Wed 14 Nov 2018 | Status: Approval - Full

Replacement semi-detached dwellings and detached garages. 
Broadfields Primrose Hill Wrabness CO11 2TZ Ref. No: 18/01809/FUL | Received: Mon 29 Oct 2018 | Validated: Tue 06 Nov 2018 | Status: Approval - Full
Erection of 4 no four bedroom detached dwellings with garages. Amendments to existing access road with provision of turning head.

The Priory Harwich Road Wrabness Manningtree CO11 2UG Ref. No: 18/01699/FUL | Received: Wed 10 Oct 2018 | Validated: Wed 10 Oct 2018 | Status: Refusal - Full. Appeal dismissed.

Installation of a new high speed broadband cabinet. 
Outside of Wrabness Hall Church Road Wrabness CO11 2TG Ref. No: 18/01694/TELLIC | Received: Tue 09 Oct 2018 | Validated: Tue 09 Oct 2018 | Status: Deemed Consent


Residents: can comment direct to the planning authority on planning matters. You may also wish to make a copy of your comments available to the Parish Council to make them aware of your views.

Information: The Tendring District Council website - -  includes information about planning policies and full details of planning applications - it has a facility for on-line comment about current planning applications.