Burnham from the air in May. © 2018 Luke Englefield

The Neighbourhood Development Plan (NDP) must be considered if you intend to make any planning applications in Burnham on Crouch.

On 20 July 2017 the town’s residents voted overwhelmingly to approve the plan. 87% of those who voted, voted in favour of it.

The plan was then ‘made’ by Maldon District Council on 8th September, 2017, and then officially became part of the Local Development Plan (LDP) which is the master local development plan.


The Neighbourhood Development Plan Document

Please click here to read the latest version of the Burnham on Crouch Neighbourhood Plan – Final version for Referendum.


The Development Zone

The black outlines on the map below shows the Development Zones – established housing zones where limited development is permitted.

Development is discouraged by the Neighbourhood Development Plan outside these zones and within the Parish borders except in the pastel orange Strategic Development areas marked S2 (i, j, k ) where new housing sites, permitted before the NDP, are now being built.

However MDC has the power to overrule the NDP, and as stated above, the LDP is the master plan.

The vertical green stripes indicate playing fields. The pink diagonal hatching denotes the Employment zones. The green crosses denote the Allotments.

For reference purposes only. No further copies may be made. This map is reproduced from Ordnance Survey material with the permission of Ordnance Survey on behalf of the Controller of Her Majesty’s Stationery Office © Crown copyright. Unauthorised reproduction infringes Crown copyright and may lead to prosecution or civil proceedings.

For the full map and a full key, click on this pdf: South East Maldon District Development Zones.

Or click here for the full, online Maldon District map and zoom into Burnham.


The Neighbourhood Development Plan Strategy Group

This Town Council committee oversees the plan’s implementation.

The committee consists of the Town Mayor, The Deputy MayorThe Town Clerk, Councillor Peter Elliott and Councillor Nick Skeens.


Neighbourhood Development Plan Coordinator

Councillor Wendy Stamp is the Town Council’s Neighbourhood Development Plan Coordinator.

The Coordinator oversees Section 106 agreements –  the financial agreements between MDC and the developer to ensure a fair contribution by the developer to local infrastructure improvement.

The Coordinator also oversees the delivery of planning conditions.