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Tendring / Colchester Borders Garden Community

Tendring Colchester Borders Garden Community Draft Plan 

Colchester City Council, Tendring District Council and Essex County Council are working together on a joint Plan for the Tendring Colchester Borders Garden Community. The adopted Shared Strategic Section 1 Local Plan allocates a broad location for the Tendring Colchester Borders Garden Community and requires the production of a Plan containing policies setting out how the new community will be designed, developed, and delivered in phases, in accordance with the principles in the Section 1 Local Plan.

The Draft Plan is an important document for the Tendring Colchester Borders Garden Community. It outlines the partner Councils’ vision, policies, and preferred illustrative concept masterplan option for how the Garden Community should be developed over the next 30-40 years.

We invited comments from residents and stakeholders on our Draft Plan. At the end of this consultation the partner Councils will look at all the comments received and consider what changes need to be made before the ‘Submission Version’ of the Plan is produced. There will be a further consultation about the 'Submission Version' before it is formally submitted to the Secretary of State later in 2022/early 2023.

You can both view the Draft Plan and submit your comments by visiting our engagement website at The supporting evidence, including masterplan options and accompanying Sustainability Appraisal/Strategic Environmental Assessment is also available to view on the engagement website.

View draft plan
View SA report

Page last reviewed: 14 March 2022


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