Once adopted, the Neighbourhood Plan will ensure that any future development here in Kelvedon meets the needs of the residents of our village.
The steering group is responsible for organising the project and ensuring we meet deadlines. They will also collate the work from the groups and engage with the community and other stakeholders involved in the process. Ultimately, producing a successful plan is their job, and we have a lot to do before that happens.Find out more
We will be considering all aspects of housing including types, distribution, needs, private and rented. Initially this will involve a survey of what exists followed by consultation on current deficiencies and future needs.Find out more
We will be completing a baseline assessment of the current availability of educational and recreational places for children to learn and engage. Going forward, our task is to establish what would be needed to accommodate the demands from new development.
Our work involves identifying and protecting the environment from nature reserves to flood plains, trees with preservation orders and public open spaces like playing fields or green areas in housing developments. The heritage elements include the Conservation Area, listed buildings and archaeological sites.
We will be looking at the needs of residents and visitors moving around the village for domestic, commercial and social reasons using all transport modes. We will be liaising closely with other groups such as environment to consider factors such as pollution.Find out more
We have a strong small business community and an active business group. Our task is to ensure Kelvedon is a place where businesses can thrive and opportunities for essential services and employment can grow.Find out more
The scope of the health group includes considering the provision of health and care by organisations from doctors’ surgeries and dentists to care provided in the home. We will be consulting the community to establish what they need and how they view available services.Find out more
New targets and government initiatives to meet the lack of available housing mean that development is inevitable throughout the country. To be involved in how and where that happens, each location can prepare and submit a neighbourhood plan. This is our opportunity and to make it successful we need volunteers as well as the support of the whole community.
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The Kelvedon Neighbourhood Plan was submitted to Braintree District Council (BDC) in February 2021 to progress to the next stage of the process. Once BDC are satisfied that the Plan conforms to all necessary criteria, they will go out to a final public consultation for 6 weeks. As soon as we know when this will