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North Essex Garden Communities

North Essex Garden Communities

Background to North Essex Garden Communities

The Shared Strategic Local Plan for North Essex includes proposals for three cross boundary garden communities.

The development of these communities are expected to begin within the local plan period 2017-2033. 

Uttlesford District Council  has also produced a Draft Local Plan. This plan proposes that the garden community west of Braintree will be extended into Uttlesford.

The three Garden Communities are:

  • West of Braintree Garden Community
  • Colchester Braintree Borders Garden Community
  • Tendring Colchester Borders Garden Community

The Councils committed to produce a separate planning document on each of the garden communities.

These development plans will take the form of a detailed Area Plan for each community.

Updated April 2019