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What's planned and where: map and area overview

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The North Colchester regeneration area covers approximately 100 Ha.


The area includes 53.30Ha of arable farmland at Cuckoo Farm and 63.03Ha at Severalls Hospital.


1.  The Weston Homes Community Stadium opened in August 2008. The facility provides a new home for Colchester United Football Club with a capacity of 10,000, alongside banqueting and conferencing facilities and two floodlit five-a-side pitches.


2.   A new junction from the A12 , which opened in December 2010 and has improved access to the Community Stadium further alongside the new East-West link road - extending Axial Way and creating the new United Way road.


3.   Easter Park opened during the summer of 2008. Developed by the Easter Group it provides light industrial warehouse space and starter units.

4.   The Flakt Woods factory was the first development to take place at the site.

5.    Cuckoo Point housing development


6.    Millbank Place housing development 


7.    The Myle housing development


8.    Oxley Park housing development 


9.    The Northern Approach road which has been extended to link with the new A12 junction.

10.   The Severalls Hospital site is a former mental health hospital owned by The Homes and Communities Agency and North Essex Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust. The site has been allocated for a predominantly residential scheme which could see up to 1500 new homes built.   Construction work has commenced on the first phase 250 houses which will lie immediately to the east of the newly constructed Northern Approaches Road.


11.   Cuckoo Farm artist studios.

12.  Restaurant Site = roadside restaurant adjacent to A12.

13.   BP Filling Station = completed December 2010.

14.   Essex County Councils Park and Ride Site.

15.   Employment Land = with an emphasise on leisure facilities.

16.   Green Link = 60m area of land for green links.

17.   Rosewood Site = phase 1 of the Severalls hospital development site.


The wider North Colchester Growth Area is also currently being developed. To find out more visit our planning pages..


Work is also underway to develop the Colchester Station area, the town's main railway station to provide a more appropriate gateway for the town.


An additional future greenfield site to the west of Mile End Road has also been identified in Colchester's Core Strategy that could accommodate 2,200 homes.


To find out more about Colchester's Core Strategy visit our planning pages..