North Essex Garden Communities Issues and Options Consultations – 13th November 2017 to 22nd January 2018

Tendring District Council, Colchester Borough Council and Braintree District Council have prepared a joint strategic section of their Local Plans in order to comprehensively plan for the future of North Essex. This joint section contains a commitment to meet the sub-region’s housing, jobs and infrastructure requirements through the planning and delivery of three new Garden Communities at Tendring Colchester Borders, Colchester Braintree Borders, and West of Braintree.

The Issues and Options consultations taking place from 13th November 2017 until 5pm on 22nd January 2018, represent the first stage in preparing specific, detailed Plans for each of the Garden Communities. These Plans, once prepared, will include the strategies, policies and proposals required to guide the delivery of the Garden Communities.

Importantly, the Councils have committed to an ‘infrastructure first’ approach which would see public transport systems, new roads, schools, health services and leisure facilities put in place before or alongside the development of new housing. This approach can be achieved by the Councils taking on an elevated role in the delivery of the Garden Communities rather than following the traditional private developer-led approach.

Public consultation is a fundamental part of preparing the Plans and the Councils recognise the importance of early and meaningful engagement with stakeholders to not only ensure that these new communities are successful places to live, work and visit, but that they are also locally-led, accountable and transparent in their planning.

The Councils will be holding drop-in sessions at a number of locations in their districts/borough and the adjoining districts in conjunction with Colchester Borough and Braintree District Councils. Details of these drop-in sessions can be found below.

 

Date & Time Venue
Saturday, 18 November

10.00am – 2.00pm

Marks Tey Village Hall, Old London Road, Marks Tey, CO6 1EJ
Monday, 20 November

3.00pm – 7.00pm

William Loveless Hall, 85-87 High Street, Wivenhoe, CO7 9AB
Tuesday, 21 November

4.00pm – 8.00pm

Great Tey Village Hall, Chappel Road, Great Tey, CO6 1JQ
Friday, 24 November

10.00am – 2.00pm

Colchester Market, High Street, Colchester, CO1 1PJ
Saturday, 25 November

10.00am – 2.00pm

The Saling Millennium Village Hall, Piccotts Lane, Great Saling, CM7 5DW
Monday, 27 November

4.00pm – 8.00pm

Old Friend’s Meeting House, Rosemary Lane, Stebbing, CM6 3RR
Thursday, 30 November

3.00pm – 7.00pm

Coggeshall Village Hall, Stoneham Street, Coggeshall, CO6 1UH
Saturday, 2 December

10.00am – 2.00pm

Greenstead Community Centre, Hawthorn Avenue, Colchester, CO4 3QE
Tuesday, 5 December

4.00pm – 8.00pm

Feering Community Centre, Coggeshall Road, Feering, CO5 9QB
Wednesday, 6 December

4.00pm – 8.00pm

Braintree Town Hall, Market Square, Braintree, CM7 3YG
Thursday, 7 December

4.00pm – 8.00pm

Easthorpe Church Hall, Easthorpe Road, Colchester, CO5 9HD
Tuesday, 12 December

10.00am – 2.00pm

Rayne Village Hall, 3 Gore Road, Rayne, CM77 6TX
Thursday, 14 December

4.00pm – 8.00pm

Market Field School, School Road, Elmstead Market, CO7 7ET

You can read the consultation document and take part in the consultation by visiting the Councils’ joint online consultation portal: http://braintree-consult.objective.co.uk/portal/negc.

Copies of the consultation documents and the Response Form can also be accessed via the following links:  Tendring Colchester Borders Garden Community Issues and Options document ; Draft Sustainability Appraisal Report; Response Form, or via the Council’s website at www.tendringdc.gov.uk.

If you prefer not to submit a response via the online consultation portal, please e-mail your completed form to planning.policy@tendringdc.gov.uk, or post to: Garden Communities Consultation, Planning Policy, Tendring District Council, Council Offices, Thorpe Road, Weeley CO16 9AJ.

 Please ensure your consultation response is received by the Council by 5pm on 22nd January 2018.

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Public Consultation – Tendring District Local Plan (2013-2033 & Beyond) Publication Draft – Exhibition Dates

Exhibition Dates:

3-7pm – Tuesday, 27 June 2017 – The Columbine Centre, Princes Esplanade, Walton-on-Naze CO14 8PZ

3-7pm – Thursday, 29 June 2017 – Ogilvy Hall, Wignall Street, Lawford CO11 2JG

10-3pm – Saturday, 1 July 2017 – Baptist Church, Pier Avenue, Clacton-on-Sea CO15 1NJ

3-7pm – Tuesday, 4 July 2017 – Elmstead Community Centre, School Road, Elmstead CO7 7ET

3-7pm – Thursday, 6 July 2017 – Council Offices, Thorpe Road, Weeley CO16 9AJ

3-7pm – Tuesday, 11 July 2017 – Dovercourt Central Church, 203 Main Road, Dovercourt CO12 3PH

Notification of Roadworks

PUBLIC NOTICE
The Essex County Council (Clacton Road, St. Osyth) (Temporary Prohibition of Traffic) Order 2017

Notice is hereby given that the Essex County Council intends, not less than seven days from the date of this notice, to make the above Order under section 14(1) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984.

Effect of the order: To temporarily close that length of Clacton Road, St. Osyth in the District of Tendring, from its junction with Colchester Road, to its junction with Pump Hill for a distance of approximately 1094m.

The closure is scheduled to commence on 19th June 2017 for 3 days, or where stated on a vaild permit (EP201EH2226086 – Essex County Council). The scheduled dates may vary for these works with appropriate signs showing and/or displayed on www.roadworks.org.

The closure is required for the safety of the public and workforce while footway patching works are undertaken by Essex County Council.

An alternative route is available via Colchester Road, Bypass Road and vice versa. Access for emergency service vehicles and pedestrians will be maintained at all times during the closure.

The Order will come into effect on 8th June 2017 and may continue in force for 18 months or until the works have been completed, whichever is the earlier.

Dated: 25/05/2017
Essex County Council
Highways
3rd Floor, Seax House,
Market Road,
Chelmsford,
CM1 1QH
Telephone: 0345 603 7631
Website: www.essex.gov.uk/highways
For information regarding this closure please contact Essex County Council, who will able to assist
with scope of these works.

Bogus Callers

There have recently been a couple of incidents in different areas of Essex where Bogus Callers have made out they were from the local council and had come to investigate and remove rats nests in the loft. These bogus callers have then proceeded to take a deposit of cash (or in at least one case with a card reader) and said they would return to remove the nest and then disappeared. If you do get a visitor along these lines, they are likely to be fraudulent. Please ring your local council direct to confirm that any caller is bonafide. Fraudsters can produce fake ID badges.

If an unknown trader knocks on your door at any time , don’t open it unless you use a door chain . Preferably, open a small window either upstairs or downstairs and speak through the window. To verify someone’s identity please ring the organisation they claim to be from. Use a number from a bill or telephone directory that you have looked up yourself – never use a telephone number provided by the caller. A bona fide caller will wait outside whilst you verify their validity – a bogus caller is also likely to disappear as soon as they know you are telephoning to check identity.

Please do not let anyone into your home if you are not expecting them. REMEMBER – Your door – Your House – Your choice. Not sure? Don’t Open the Door
Display a ‘No Cold Calling’ sticker on your front door. These are available from Trading Standards free of charge. Call them on 03454 040506.

If you do need work undertaken on your property, Trading Standards operate a ‘Buy With Confidence’ scheme, which enables residents to identify approved local traders who have readily demonstrated a commitment to high working standards, high levels of customer care and a fair trading policy.

The ’Buy with Confidence’ scheme is available via the internet https://www.buywithconfidence.gov.uk/ or by telephone 03454 040506.
REMEMBER: NOT SURE? DON’T OPEN THE DOOR.