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The Plan from here on in contains the detailed policies and
community ambitions that will help to meet the community's vision
for West Bergholt and address key issues that have been raised
during consultation. Planning Policies relate to the use and
development of land. Community Ambitions relate to the wider
aspirations which the community can achieve through their own
The Planning Policies (in the blue tables) will be taken into
account by the local planning authority, Colchester Borough
Council and other decision makers when determining planning
applications and appeals. Development proposals will also be
determined with reference to national policy and the development
plan. In addition, these Planning Policies will guide developers
and prospective applicants.
The Community Ambitions (in the green tables) form the basis of
a more community focused set of initiatives which will largely
replace those in the Parish Plan.
Each chapter that follows is preceded by an introductory
section, which outlines the background and intent of the policy
and community ambition and refers to relevant evidence contained
in the supporting documents and other evidence base material,
which is listed in Appendix 2.
The website also provides copies of or links to the remaining
evidence base documents or explains where they are available. In
all of the analysis we have asked ourselves "Is what we have fit
for the next 15 years?" To help with this a SWOT analysis has been