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Langford and Ulting

Langford & Ulting Neighbourhood Plan - Made

The Langford & Ulting Neighbourhood Plan was ‘made’ by Maldon District Council on 31 March 2022. It forms part of the statutory development plan, along with the Approved Maldon District Local Development Plan, for Langford & Ulting.

Planning applications in the Neighbourhood Area must be considered against the Neighbourhood Plan, as well as existing planning policy such as the Approved Maldon District Local Development Plan (2017) and the National Planning Policy Framework.

Making the Plan

Referendum Results

On 3 March 2022 the referendum on the Langford & Ulting Neighbourhood Plan took place. Of the votes cast 87.5% were in favour of the Plan. The declaration of the result for the referendum is available here

Referendum results






Rejected ballots


Total votes cast



On 03 March 2022, there will be a Referendum on the Langford and Ulting Neighbourhood Plan. The Information Statement explains the Referendum that is going to take place and how you can take part in it. In the Information Statement you can find out about:

  • The Referendum and how you can take part
  • The Neighbourhood Area
  • The Neighbourhood Development Plan (the Neighbourhood Plan)
  • The Development Plan (of which Neighbourhood Development Plans are part)

The following documents are available to download:

  1. The referendum version of the Langford & Ulting Neighbourhood Plan
  2. The Examiner’s Report
  3. Summary of representations submitted to the Independent Examiner
  4. The Information Statement – a statement that sets out general information on neighbourhood planning and the Referendum
  5. The Decision Statement - A statement by Maldon District Council that the LUNP meets the ‘basic conditions.’
  6. Equality Impact Assessment

How to find out more

Further general information on neighbourhood planning

For queries about neighbourhood planning in general, please contact Planning Policy on:

More information about voting and the arrangements for this Referendum

Langford and Ulting Neighbourhood Plan - Decision Statement

The outcome of the Examination was reported to Council on 18 January 2022, where it was confirmed that the Plan, as revised by the modifications listed in the Decision Statement, complies with the legal requirements and basic conditions.

On 18 January 2022 Maldon District Council approved that the Langford and Ulting Neighbourhood Plan can proceed to referendum. The referendum area will be the same as the Neighbourhood Area – which is the parish of Langford and Ulting.

National Planning Policy Guidance states that where a Local Planning Authority has issued a decision statement detailing its intention to send a neighbourhood plan to referendum, that plan can be given significant weight in decision-making, so far as the plan is material to the application. Therefore, following the publication of this decision statement on 19 January 2022, the Langford and Ulting Neighbourhood Plan can be given significant weight in determining planning applications where the plan is material to the application.

The Decision Statement detailing the Council’s intention to send the Neighbourhood Plan to referendum can be downloaded below:

Langford and Ulting Neighbourhood Plan – Decision Statement


An Independent Examiner has been appointed to examine the Langford & Ulting Neighbourhood Plan. The Examiner is Andrew Ashcroft MRTPI. The Examination commenced in July 2021.

Examination documents will be published below:

Regulation 16 Responses

The responses received to the Regulation 16 consultation have been sent to the Examiner.

These can all be viewed below:

Regulation 16 consultation – NOW CLOSED

The Langford & Ulting Neighbourhood Plan (L&UNP) has been developed by Langford & Ulting Parish Council and proposes local planning policies for Langford & Ulting. Once ‘made’ (adopted) a Neighbourhood Plan has the same legal status as the district wide Local Development Plan and will be used alongside the Local Plan in deciding planning applications within the Parish.

We are now seeking your views on the L&UNP and its supporting documents. Comments received will be used by the Independent Examiner and the District Council to help decide if the proposed Neighbourhood Plan meets the ‘basic conditions’.

The Basic Conditions are:

  1. The Neighbourhood Plan has regard to national policies and guidance issued by the Secretary of State
  2. The making of the Neighbourhood Plan contributes to the achievement of sustainable development
  3. The making of the Neighbourhood Plan is in general conformity with the strategic policies contained in the development plan for the area of the authority (or any part of that area)
  4. The making of the Neighbourhood Plan does not breach, and is otherwise compatible with, EU obligations (particularly, the Strategic Environmental Assessment Directive), Environmental Impact Assessment Directive, and the Habitats and Wild Birds Directives)
  5. The making of the Neighbourhood Plan is not likely to have a significant effect on a European site (as defined in the Conservation of Habitats and Species Regulations 2010), either alone or in combination with other plans or projects

If the plan successfully passes these tests, a local referendum will be held, and if the Plan is supported by the majority of the votes it will become part of the development plan for Maldon District.

Have Your Say – NOW CLOSED

The consultation is open between Friday 15 January closes at 5.00pm at 12 noon on Friday 12 March 2021. All comments must be received before the end of the consultation. Any comments should address whether or not the L&UNP meets the basic conditions.

If you wish to comment on the Neighbourhood Plan, you can:

  • use the online comment form
  • E-mail:
  • Post: L&UNP consultation, Strategy, Policy & Communications, Maldon District Council, Princes Road, Maldon CM9 5DL (only use the postal version if you are unable to send your comments electronically)

The Council cannot accept anonymous responses.

Please be aware that representations received by the authority will be made publicly available and will be identified by name and where applicable organisation. In addition, we are required to share your information with the Examiner for the purposes of the Examination. Maldon District Council will process the information you provide in a manner that is compatible with the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR).

For full details of how we use your data please see our Privacy Statement.

All comments received will be forwarded to the Examiner. You should not assume that there will be a further opportunity to introduce new information, although the Examiner may seek clarification on certain matters.

Any representations may include a request to be notified of the Local Planning Authority’s decision under Regulation 19 in relation to the ‘making’ of the Neighbourhood Plan.

The consultation closes at 12 noon on Friday 12 March 2021

The consultation documents:

  1. Langford & Ulting Neighbourhood Plan Submission Version
  2. L&UNP Submission Letter
  3. L&UNP Designated Area Map
  4. L&UNP Consultation Statement
  5. L&UNP Basic Conditions Statement
  6. L&UNP Pre-Reg 15 HRA and SEA Screening
  7. Online comments form

Supporting Documents

The L&UNP supporting documents are available on the Parish Council’s website:

A summary of the stages in the preparation of the L&UNP is available at:

The Langford and Ulting Neighbourhood Area was designated on 24 April 2013.

The Neighbourhood Plan was examined in Spring 2016. Due to issues arising from the Examiner's report, the Parish Council has decided to roll back the Plan to Regulation 14 stage to enable a review of the Neighbourhood Plan's approach to housing.

Link to the Parish Council's website.