Cost of living support

Colchester Borough Council is providing support for residents facing the cost of living crisis.

Delivering homes for people who need them

Priorities Goals
Increase the number, quality and types of homes​
  • Deliver 30% affordable housing across all our own housing sites.
  • Deliver 380 affordable homes.
  • Improve existing Council homes to keep them in good repair and improve energy efficiency​.
  • Build new Council homes for our residents​.
  • Ensure all new homes are designed to a high quality across all tenures​.
  • Continue to improve and modernise available housing for older people​.
Prevent households from experiencing homelessness​
  • Work with partners to Implement the 2020-23 Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Strategy action plan​.
  • Intervene early to prevent homelessness and work in partnership with other organisations to sustain people's accommodation​.
  • Tackle rough sleeping​ in the borough.
Create new communities and adopt a new Local Plan that delivers jobs, homes and the infrastructure to meet the borough’s future needs
  • Create a Development Plan Document for Tendring Colchester Borders Garden Community.
  • Establish a Delivery Vehicle and investment package for the next phase of the Tendring Colchester Borders Garden Community.
  • Develop the Colchester Northern Gateway as a sustainable place to live, work and play​.
  • Ensure the Council has a good supply of land available for new homes​ and business.
  • Create great places to live through the provision of new homes with infrastructure and facilities that support sustainable living and promote health and wellbeing.

Page last reviewed: 28 October 2020