North Essex Garden Communities

North Essex Garden Communities Issues & Options Consultation: Unfortunately - due to adverse weather conditions - the public exhibition in Rayne today (12th December) will be cancelled and rescheduled.

The first stage in producing planning documents for each of the three Garden Communities is called Issues and Options.

There will be a public consultation for each of the proposed plans. These will take place between the 13th of November 2017 and 5pm on 22nd of January 2018.

Responses are strongly encouraged between these dates via the Councils consultation portal where you can choose which plan you wish to view, read/download the document and answer the consultation questions.

This is an opportunity for the general public to put forward their views on the main issues that will need to be dealt with in the development of the garden communities and to identify potential options to deal with those issues.

The feedback received will help with the more detailed stages of masterplanning.

The response forms are also available to download:

Colchester Braintree Borders

West of Braintree

If you choose to complete a form rather than use the online consultation portal you can return it in the following ways:


Post: Planning Policy

Braintree District Council
Causeway House

To find out more about the proposals and speak with the planning officers visit one of the exhibitions noted below.


Time and Date 

Marks Tey Parish Hall, Old London Road, Marks Tey, CO6 1EJ 
Saturday 18th November 10.00-14.00
William Loveless Hall, 85-87 High Street, Wivenhoe, CO7 9AB Monday  20th November  15.00-19.00
Great Tey Village Hall, Chappel Road, Great Tey, CO6 1JQ  Tuesday 21st November 16.00-20.00
Colchester Market, High Street, Colchester, CO1 1PJ  Friday 24th November 10.00-14.00
The Salings Millennium Village Hall, Piccotts Lane, Great Saling, CM7 5DW Saturday 25th November 10.00-14.00
Old Friend's Meeting House, High Street, Stebbing, CM6 3SE Monday 27th November 16.00-20.00
Coggeshall Village Hall, Stoneham Street, Coggeshall, CO6 1UH Thursday 30th November 15.00-19.00
Greenstead Community Centre, Hawthorn Avenue, Colchester, CO4 3QE Saturday 2nd December 10.00-14.00
Feering Community Centre, Coggeshall Road, Feering, CO5 9QB Tuesday 5th December 16.00-20.00
Braintree Town Hall, Market Square, Braintree, CM7 3YG Wednesday 6th December 16.00-20.00
Easthorpe Church Hall, Easthorpe Road, Colchester, CO5 9HD Thursday 7th December 16.00-20.00
*POSTPONED* Rayne Village Hall, 3 Gore Road, Rayne, CM77 6TX  Tuesday 12th December 10.00-14.00
Market Field School, School Road, Elmstead Market, CO7 7ET Thursday 14th December 16.00-20.00

Updated November 2017