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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