We are holding a statutory public consultation on our proposals between 1 June and 13 July 2021. We want as many people to take part in the consultation as possible.
This is taking place in line with the requirements of the Planning Act 2008. We set out the way we will meet the requirement for projects of this type to consult with the local community in a document called a Statement of Community Consultation.
While there has been some relaxation of social distancing requirements by the Government, we still face restrictions on meeting residents in-person. We are therefore making available a range of ways to find out more and respond to the consultation. We have developed the consultation programme considering best practice guidance and advice from Essex County Council, Chelmsford City Council and Braintree District Council.
We will carefully consider all of the comments we receive as part of the consultation and set out how we have had regard to them in a Consultation Report. This will form part of our DCO application.