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Maldon District Local Development Plan (LDP) Review To Be Brought Forward

Published on Wednesday, 24th February 2021

Councillors agreed at the meeting of Council on 23 February, to seize the opportunity to bring forward the review of the Local Development Plan (LDP) and reinvest its Bradwell B team staffing resources into the project.

The Maldon District Local Development Plan (LDP) 2014 - 2029 was adopted in July 2017 and was due for review by July 2022 at the very latest. However, since the adoption of the Local Development Plan, the District’s environmental, economic and social circumstances have been changing, including the recent decision to declare a Climate Emergency on 4 February 2021, the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic, the UK’s departure from the European Union, as well as the reduction in the supply of land for housing.

Cllr Wendy Stamp, Leader of Maldon District Council, said; “Updating the Local Development Plan will ensure that Maldon District’s planning policy framework remains fit for purpose and responsive to the District’s changing needs and challenges. BRB’s decision to reprogramme its project, gives us the ideal opportunity to redeploy as many of our Bradwell B project team as possible to support our Local Plans team in bringing forward as quickly as possible this review, which we hope we can conclude by the end of 2023.”

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