North Essex Garden Communities

Garden Communities

The Shared Strategic Local Plan for North Essex includes proposals for three cross boundary garden communities. The development of these communities is expected to begin within the Local Plan period 2017 – 2033.

The three Garden Communities are:

  • Tendring Colchester Borders Garden Community
  • Colchester Braintree Borders Garden Community
  • West of Braintree Garden Community

The Councils are committed to produce a separate planning document on each of the Garden Communities which will eventually become a detailed masterplan for each community.

North Essex Garden Communities Issues and Options Consultation

The first stage in producing planning documents for each of the three Garden Communities is called Issues and Options. There was a public consultation for each of the proposed plans between 13 November 2017 and 2 February 2018.

Responses were strongly encouraged between these dates via the consultation portal which is being hosted by Braintree District Council's consultation portal where you can choose which plan you wish to view, read the document and answer the consultation questions.  Please click here to access the portal.

This was an opportunity for the general public to put forward their views on the main issues that will need to be dealt with in the development of the Garden Communities and to identify potential options to deal with those issues.

The feedback received will help with the more detailed stages of masterplanning.

The Tendring Colchester Borders Garden Community Issues and Options document can be viewed here and the accompanying Draft Sustainability Appraisal Report can be viewed here. A copy of the Response Form can be found here

Exhibitions also took place to find out more about the proposals and speak with the planning officers as set out below.

Date & TimeVenue

Saturday, 18 November

10.00am - 2.00pm

Marks Tey Village Hall, Old London Road, Marks Tey, CO6 1EJ

Monday, 20 November

3.00pm - 7.00pm

William Loveless Hall, 85-87 High Street, Wivenhoe, CO7 9AB

Tuesday, 21 November

4.00pm - 8.00pm

Great Tey Village Hall, Chappel Road, Great Tey, CO6 1JQ

Friday, 24 November

10.00am - 2.00pm

Colchester Market, High Street, Colchester, CO1 1PJ

Saturday, 25 November

10.00am - 2.00pm

The Saling Millennium Village Hall, Piccotts Lane, Great Saling, CM7 5DW

Monday, 27 November

4.00pm - 8.00pm

Old Friend's Meeting House, Rosemary Lane, Stebbing, CM6 3RR

Thursday, 30 November

3.00pm - 7.00pm

Coggeshall Village Hall, Stoneham Street, Coggeshall, CO6 1UH

Saturday, 2 December

10.00am - 2.00pm

Greenstead Community Centre, Hawthorn Avenue, Colchester, CO4 3QE

Tuesday, 5 December

4.00pm - 8.00pm

Feering Community Centre, Coggeshall Road, Feering, CO5 9QB

Wednesday, 6 December

4.00pm - 8.00pm

Braintree Town Hall, Market Square, Braintree, CM7 3YG

Thursday, 7 December

4.00pm - 8.00pm

Easthorpe Church Hall, Easthorpe Road, Colchester, CO5 9HD

Tuesday, 12 December

10.00am - 2.00pm

Rayne Village Hall, 3 Gore Road, Rayne, CM77 6TX

Thursday, 14 December

4.00pm - 8.00pm

Market Field School, School Road, Elmstead Market, CO7 7ET

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Post: Planning Policy, Tendring District Council, Thorpe Road, Weeley, Essex CO16 9AJ

Last updated on: 14/11/2019 - 10:49