Referendum result: YES
The Coggeshall Neighbourhood Plan was approved at a referendum which took place on the 6th of May 2021. 90% voted in favour of the Plan.
The CNP subcommittee are delighted and would like to thank everyone one who worked on the Plan over the 6 years of its development. Coggeshall Parish Council who have been supportive throughout along with Braintree District Council Planning Officers who assisted the group and advised them where appropriate. Also Jan Stobart of the Rural Community Council of Essex and David Coleman of DAC Planning Ltd. Finally the Landscape Partnership who helped develop the Coggeshall Village Design Guide. We could not have done it with the support of the public too, who came to our meetings, filled in our questionnaire and supported our efforts. Thank you very much.
The Neighbourhood Plan is your plan, it reflects your views, needs, wants and your knowledge of the Parish you live in. It is a testament of what we need locally and this is what sets a Neighbourhood Plan apart from other regional and national planning laws. This is what makes it important so we can foster positive, not destructive development in the Parish.
Peter Kohn, Chair of the CNP subcommittee said “The result was brilliant, we are delighted. At times we all wondered what we had got ourselves into, but to have completed the process is a huge achievement and we hope that it will have a really positive impact on this Parish. We encourage the public to use it. For now, however, after a very long time we are looking forward to raising a glass to celebrate.”