Colchester Borough Council has formally adopted the first part of its new Local Plan.
At an extraordinary meeting of the Full Council last night (1 February), members approved Section One of the plan, paving the way for a new garden community and for work on Section Two of the plan to continue.
Section One has been drawn up jointly between Colchester Borough Council, Tendring District Council and Braintree District Council, and supported by Essex County Council, taking a cross-border approach to sustainable development and the future of homes, jobs and infrastructure in north Essex.
It includes proposals for a new garden community on the border of Colchester and Tendring, adopting an infrastructure-led approach that includes a Rapid Transit System and a requirement for 920 homes to be built each year during the plan period to 2033.
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