The table below offers a useful quick guide to the policy position for each local authority across the Haven Gateway sub-region:
  
 
Local Authority
 
Local Development Framework
Economic Development Strategy
Essex
 
LDF - N/A
Adopted 2012 – see http://www.essex.gov.uk/Your-Council/Strategies-Policies/Documents/Economic-Growth-Strategy.pdf
Colchester
 
LDF - Adopted 2008. See http://www.colchester.gov.uk/article/3859/Core-Strategy
Focussed review launched 2013
The Colchester strategy is for the period 2010-15
http://www.colchester.gov.uk/article/1998/Colchester-Economic-Development-Strategy-2010---2015
Braintree
 
LDF - Adopted 2011 - see http://www.braintree.gov.uk/downloads/file/358/core_strategy_september_2011
Currently out to consultation – expected by the Autumn of 2013
Tendring
 
LDF - New draft subject to consultation process. See - http://tendring.addresscafe.com/App/DiscussIt/Content/NewLocalPlan2012/
The%20Tendring%20District%20Local%20Plan%20(2012).pdf
Under review – expected by the Autumn of 2013
Maldon
 
LDF - New draft subject to consultation process.See http://www.maldon.gov.uk/info/856/local_development_plan/83/local_development_plan_and_associated_documents
Under review – expected by the Autumn of 2013
Suffolk
 
LDF - N/A
New Growth Strategy published 2013
http://www.suffolk.gov.uk/business/business-services/economic-development/
Ipswich
 
LDF - Adopted 2011. See - http://www.ipswich.gov.uk/site/scripts/documents_info.php?categoryID=856&documentID=639
The consultation period on the draft strategy published in 2012 has closed. See
http://www.ipswich.gov.uk/economicdevelopmentstrategy
Babergh
 
LDF - Examination of the Submission Draft held in March 2013. See:
http://www.babergh.gov.uk/planning-and-building/planning-policy/local-babergh-development-framework/core-strategy-and-policies-dpd/
See Suffolk Growth Strategy
Mid Suffolk
 
LDF - Adopted 2008
Focussed review concluded 2012. See:
http://www.midsuffolk.gov.uk/planning-and-building/planning-policy/local-development-framework/core-strategy-dpd/
See Suffolk Growth Strategy
Suffolk Coastal
 
LDF - Examination of the Submission draft held in November 2012.
See http://www.suffolkcoastal.gov.uk/yourdistrict/planning/review/corestrategy/
See Suffolk Growth Strategy

In addition at a more strategic level, the New Anglia and South East LEPs are now charged by the Government with developing an overarching Growth Strategy for their areas. These plans which will focus on economic growth, are likely to be available by the Autumn.
 
For further details about the LEPs see http://www.southeastlep.com/ and http://www.newanglia.co.uk/