A group of residents in Sandon are starting the process of producing a Neighbourhood Development Plan. A questionnaire has been circulated via the Sandon Topics and the results are now being analysed.

Thank you to all who completed the questionnaire either electronically or on paper. We will gather your thoughts into a report and presentation to be shown at the Sandon Annual assembly on Tuesday 24th April at 7.30pm in Sandon School.

There will also be a short film showing different parts of Sandon and with voice-over giving more information about the neighbourhood development plan process. Hopefully the film will also be available on YouTube.

Please come along to the assembly to hear what your fellow Sandon residents think about the village and how they wish to see it in the future and also to witness the draw for the £50 prizewinner.

We are keen to hear from any residents who would like to help with the production of the plan. We know there are people out there who have skills in writing, design, marketing, planning, organising or just being interested in what we are doing. Please get in touch via Contact Us if you think you might be interested.



The Steering Group consists of local residents, businesses and organisations which hold a specific interest in the Sandon Parish and has the responsibility for drafting the Sandon Neighbourhood Plan.

If you would like further information regarding the Steering Group please e-mail:

The Steering Group

Jane Willis – Chair
Judy Cecil – Secretary
Cedric Calmeyer
Pat Ferris
Rosemary Hoare
Dee Hyatt
Pam Knott
Jan Ullmer

The table below shows the key milestones for developing the NDP and our estimated dates for completion:

Key Milestones for NDP

9th October 2017:
NDP terms of reference agreed by Sandon Parish council (SPC)
2nd November 2017:
Chelmsford City council (CCC) agreed Sandon NDP process
5th December 2017:
Agreed questionnaire and possibly short awareness raising film
26th February 2018:
Development of Sandon NDP website
2nd – 6th March 2018:
Paper Questionnaires delivered to all Sandon residents
and Sandon NDP website goes live
20th March 2018:
Start to analyse questionnaire responses
24th April 2018:
Sandon PC annual meeting and planned NDP awareness workshop
May – Oct 2018:
Develop draft NDP Vision, Objectives and Policies
Further workshops/?questionnaire/focus groups/1-1 discussions
Jan to Feb 2019:
Develop draft ND plan
March/April 2019:
Event to get feedback from community
Revise ND plan and submit to SPC and then CCC
Summer 2019:
Submit for Independent Examination
Autumn 2019:
Community Referendum

Important Notice:

The next meeting of the Steering Group will be on Tuesday March 20th at 5pm in the Parish Office.

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