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The Colchester Braintree Borders Garden Community is being jointly planned with Braintree District Council as a stimulus for improving important transport infrastructure along the A12 and A120, at the same time as providing a long-term solution for new housing and job opportunities. Development will take place over many decades with an ‘infrastructure first’ approach to delivery which will see key facilities and services provided alongside new homes.
The planning of the new Community is at an early stage and subject to the Local Plan being found sound and adopted by the Council. The next stage of the planning process will be a community-led masterplanning exercise. The Council is keen to ensure that all voices are heard through this process so that the Garden Community reflects the views and needs of local stakeholders. This local engagement will determine the design and layout of the new Community including how it interacts with, and benefits, existing residents.
In the mean time you can find out more about the principles underpinning the Colchester Braintree Borders Garden Community in the North Essex Garden Communities Charter.