Annual Plan for 2023/24

Connecting people and places

Connecting people and places



  • Grow the district in a sustainable way supported by the required services such as health, leisure and community facilities
  • Develop our infrastructure leading to improved journeys in and across the district
  • Deliver good quality affordable homes for local people
  • Create thriving Town Centres for everyone to enjoy
  • Improve the districts digital connectivity and harness innovation in technology to

We will:

  • Complete the physical improvements to Witham and Halstead town centres to improve public realm
  • Enable the delivery of 250 affordable homes across the district
  • Improve the district’s housing stock by addressing energy efficiencies and exploring best practice to tackle empty homes
  • Develop a revised Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Strategy for 2024 to 2028
  • Improve our health and leisure facilities by replacing the studio and sports hall floors at Braintree Leisure Centre and refurbishing the wet and dry changing facilities at Halstead Leisure Centre

Working with others we will:

  • Engage in the pre-application and examination processes for Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects (NSIP) in and around the district
  • Develop our plans to introduce walking and cycling networks across the district
  • Enable the delivery of a new build, multipurpose community centre in Witham bringing people together to socialise, learn and access key services
  • Continue to facilitate the delivery of a purpose-built medical centre in Sible Hedingham
  • Work with the Integrated Commissioning Board to enhance the delivery of health and wellbeing services at the Victoria Square development

Download the Annual Plan for 2023/24