Neighbourhood Development Plan submitted for Stebbing

Stebbing Parish Council has submitted a proposed Neighbourhood Development Plan for the parish to Uttlesford District Council.

It is the sixth parish in the district to reach this crucial stage and, if an independent examiner is satisfied that it meets the necessary criteria, the plan will go to parish referendum. The final stage is formal adoption by the District Council.

The plan contains a set of policies that seek to guide development in the Stebbing parish. The policies cover a range of topics, such as protection of the environment and general development control issues as well as site allocations.

The plan, its statutory supporting documents and a response form are available on the District Council website at

The submission documents are subject to an eight-week consultation period before they can be submitted for examination. The deadline for comments is 5pm on Monday 13 September 2021.

Representations can be submitted by email to: or by post to: Uttlesford District Council, London Road, Saffron Walden, Essex CB11 4ER.

Under the Localism Act, communities have been given the chance to help shape the way their areas grow and develop, and a neighbourhood plan is a mechanism to do this. A neighbourhood plan must look at the use of land, and can influence development. It cannot be used to restrict or prevent development.

20 July 2021