Annual plan 2020/2021

Connecting people and places

Connecting people and places



We will

  • Develop the Braintree District Local Plan and provide a vision for the future growth of the district
  • Complete the pedestrianisation of Braintree Town Centre improving the attractiveness of the area and creating a safer and healthier environment
  • Progress construction of the Victoria Square development creating a vibrant hub for the Braintree town centre
  • Continue to work on the redevelopment of the entrance of Witham Town Park providing greater accessibility and improved public realm
  • Enable the delivery of 150 affordable homes across the district
  • Support our town centres to open for business safely and recover from the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic


Working with others we will

  • Invest in resource and connectivity to support business growth and expansion including the planning and delivery of highway schemes across the district
  • Continue to support and monitor Superfast Essex in the delivery of Superfast Broadband across the district
  • Continue to support NHS England to improve health facilities across the district
  • Support our residents and businesses to develop the skills needed to support the economy


Our priorities

  • Grow the district in the right way supported by the required services
  • 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 meet future digital needs.