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Tendring / Colchester Borders Garden Community

Development Plan Document (Submission Version) Regulation 19 Consultation

Tendring District Council and Colchester City Council, in partnership with Essex County Council, have prepared and published a Submission Version of the Tendring Colchester Borders Garden Community Development Plan Document. This sets out the detail of a new Garden Community proposed for land crossing the Tendring and Colchester border.

What is Regulation 19 Consultation?

The purpose of the Regulation 19 Consultation is to provide an opportunity for representations to be made on the content of the Plan before it is examined by a Planning Inspector. This is a formal process that requires comments on the soundness and legal compliance of the Plan. In accordance with the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 (PCPA), the appointed Planning Inspector will consider all comments on the plans that were made within the consultation period.

The consultation runs from 15 May 2023 to 25 June 2023.

The Regulation 19 Consultation follows on from the Regulation 18 Consultation which took place between March and April 2022. The representations received during this consultation have been used to inform the development of the Plan.

To comment and to find out more, visit the Tendring Colchester Borders (TCB) Engagement website.

View the Consultation Documents

These documents, along with the supporting evidence base can also be viewed on the Tendring Colchester Borders (TCB) Engagement website where you can comment and find out more. Paper copies of the Submission Version Plan will be made available to view at Colchester Town Hall, Clacton Town Hall, Colchester Library, Wivenhoe Library, Greenstead Library and all libraries in Tendring District. 

Consultation Events

We are holding a series of consultation events where officers and paper copies of the Plan will be available.

Come along to one of the events below:

Greenstead Community Centre Hawthorn Avenue, Colchester CO4 3QE
  •  Tuesday 16 May, 1pm – 4pm
St Annes – Oak Tree Centre 252 Harwich Rd, Colchester CO4 3DH
  • Thursday 18 May, 6pm – 8pm
Elmstead Community Centre School Road, Elmstead, Colchester CO7 7ET
  • Friday 19 May, 11am – 2pm
  • Thursday 25 May, 6pm – 8pm
Uni – Causeway Teaching Centre Wivenhoe Park, Colchester CO4 3SQ
  • Wednesday 31 May, 10am – 3pm
Ardleigh Village Hall 17 Station Rd, Ardleigh CO7 7RS
  • Monday 22 May, 6pm – 8pm
  • Thursday 01 June, 11am – 2pm
Wivenhoe – William Loveless Hall 85-87 High St, Wivenhoe CO7 9AB
  • Tuesday 23 May, 11am – 2pm
  • Tuesday 13 June, 6.30pm – 8.30pm

What happens next?

Once the consultation closes the councils will submit the Submission Version Plan, all the comments received from the consultation, any recommended changes, and the evidence base, to the Secretary of State. An independent, government-appointed Planning Inspector will then scrutinise the Plan via an ‘Examination in Public’ before making decisions on whether the Plan is legally complaint, sound and can be adopted by the councils.

Find out more about the plan making process and tests of soundness:

Page last reviewed: 12 May 2023


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