Winter support and coronavirus (COVID-19) guidance

Colchester Borough Council is providing support for residents, businesses, and communities throughout winter. The government has announced that England will move to Plan B in response to the risks of the Omicron variant. Check the guidance on GOV.UK for what this means for you.

Tendring / Colchester Borders Garden Community

We are working with Tendring District Council and Essex County Council in preparing a Plan for a new Garden Community - The Tendring/Colchester Borders Garden Community.

The Tendring/Colchester Borders Garden Community is being jointly planned to provide new housing and job opportunities alongside transformational infrastructure, such as a new link road between the A120 and A133 and a new Rapid Transit System serving new and existing residents in Colchester, as well as unlocking land for a new Salary Brook Country Park. Development will take place over many years with an ‘infrastructure first’ approach to delivery, which will see key facilities and services, such as schools and health facilities provided alongside the new homes.

The planning of the new Garden 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 master planning 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 people and stakeholders. This local engagement will help determine the design and layout of the new Garden Community including how it interacts with, and benefits, existing residents.

Page last reviewed: 16 December 2020


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