In progressing the Saffron Walden Neighbourhood Plan, the external examiner has made additional comments regarding the submitted plan.

The Town Council and Neighbourhood Plan working group previously considered the examiners initial response back in November 2021 and agreed to continue with the plan, noting that whilst the proposed amendments are considered significant by the examiner, the plan is still ambitious (as also noted by the examiner).

An extraordinary Full Council meeting is scheduled for Wednesday 23rd February to discuss the examiner’s report and the options going forward.  A paper has been prepared and presented to Councillors for their consideration with a recommendation to continue with the Neighbourhood Plan (with changes as recommended by the examiner).