Residents are being given the chance to share their views on the Essex Rural Strategy through a wide-reaching public consultation.
The Essex Rural Strategy sets out a vision for our rural areas to thrive. The strategy seeks to provide a framework and aspirational goals to ensure that social, economic and environmental aspects of our rural villages and hinterland are offering the best possible place to live and work. It will be used to influence local policy and guide the priorities and actions of those who deliver services in rural parts of the county.
The strategy was updated in 2009 to establish a new 10 year vision to 2020, with a five year strategy for 2010-2015. We now need to review and update the strategy and publish a new Rural Strategy for Essex by early 2016.
Residents will have until Friday 4th December 2015 to share their views by completing an online form
All Essex residents can take part in the consultation but we are particularly seeking views from people who live, work or own businesses in rural areas and those who visit rural areas for recreation or access to services.
The Essex Rural Strategy is woned by the Essex Rural Partnership which is made up of a variety of public, private and voluntary sector organisations. For more information, visit