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5.1 In broad terms, what is the Eight Ash Green
Neighbourhood Plan seeking to achieve?
To define a new settlement boundary for the village;
To set out an overarching Vision for the locality underpinned by
a broad set of Objectives and detailed Policies on the development
and use of land both for domestic properties and for businesses;
To identify how and where in Eight Ash Green, growth proposed in
the emerging Local Plan for Colchester is to be met; and
To set out how the residents of Eight Ash Green would like to
see their community develop and prosper in a sustainable way over
a particular time frame of 2017 to 2033.
5.2 What are the issues the villagers of Eight Ash Green are
seeking to address in the Plan?
Fundamentally, there are four issues:-
5.3 How does the Neighbourhhod Plan link with the Colchester
Borough Council Local Plan?
Section 3 of the Basic Conditions Statement explains how this
Neighbourhood Plan fully conforms with the current Colchester
Borough Council's Core Strategy Policies as set out in the 2014
Colchester Borough Council is in the throes of producing a Local
Plan that will set out the future development of the Borough over
their plan period of 2017 – 2033 which will include the vision and
strategic objectives for Colchester as a whole. As part of this
process, it will detail the policies for those areas identified as
having the capacity to help deliver the future growth of the
population. The Eight Ash Green Neighbourhood Plan will deliver
150 new dwellings, thereby contributing to the Borough's wider
housing target of 18,400 new dwellings. The Neighbourhood Plan
will also seek to deliver a range of supporting infrastructure
needed to ensure that all new growth is as sustainable as
5.4 What does the Publication draft of the proposed Local
for Colchester say about Eight Ash Green?
Paragraph 6.161 says "A preferred site for development in Eight
Ash Green has been identified by the Neighbourhood Plan Group
through consultation with the local community".
The Local Plan Policy SS5 describes the proposals for Eight Ash
Green in which it states that the Neighbourhood Plan will:-
(May 2017) The publication Draft stage of the Colchester
Borough Council Local Plan 2017 - 2033