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Developer Announced for Tendring Colchester Borders Garden Community


22nd Jul 2021 | Latest News

Latimer appointed development partner for Tendring Colchester Borders Garden Community The development partner, to work alongside Mersea Homes, for the Tendring Colchester Borders Garden Community (TCBGC) has today been announced as Latimer. Latimer is the development arm of Clarion Housing Group, the UK’s largest provider of affordable housing, with over 125,000 homes and more than […]

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Member Update: Tendring Colchester Borders Garden Community Member Group


16th Jul 2021 | Latest News

Following the recent Local Elections in May 2021, there are new lead Council representatives on the Tendring Colchester Borders Garden Community (TCBGC) Member Group.   Cllr Tom Cunningham, Deputy to the Cabinet Member for Economic Renewal, Infrastructure and Planning at Essex County Council, is the new representative for Essex and will be taking up the position as Chairman of the TCBGC Member Group, for the forthcoming municipal year.    Cllr […]

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Garden Community Project Selected to Test National Model Design Code


21st May 2021 | Latest News

The Tendring Colchester Borders Garden Community Project (TCBGC) has been selected as part of a Government programme to promote high quality design of new developments, and to test aspects of the National Model Design Code (NMDC).  The three partner councils (Essex County Council, Tendring District Council and Colchester Borough Council) are working together to ensure that the TCBGC […]

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Creating a Place for Life – Edition 5 (March 2021)


17th Mar 2021 | Blog

Welcome to the latest edition of the ‘Creating a Place for Life’ blog.  The Garden Community proposal has now been agreed by Colchester and Tendring Council within Section 1 of their planning framework – the Local Plan. Now we need to undertake the ‘masterplanning’ needed and to develop the blueprint for the Garden Community, through a Development Plan Document (DPD).  And to do so, as much as […]

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Garden Community Project Needs Volunteers for Community Liaison Groups 


17th Mar 2021 | Latest News

Following the launch of the engagement website for the Tendring Colchester Borders Garden Community, volunteers are now being recruited for two community groups: The Community Liaison Group and The Youth Liaison Group.   As outlined in the Garden Community Engagement and Consultation Strategy the two community groups will form an important part of the engagement process. Both groups will have a role in learning […]

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Garden Community Engagement Website Launched 


24th Feb 2021 | Latest News

An engagement website for the Tendring Colchester Borders Garden Community has been launched. The website forms a crucial part of the Engagement and Consultation Strategy for the Garden Community, which was published in December 2020.  The website encourages communities and stakeholders, of all kinds, to share ideas, input thoughts and will eventually ask for feedback on proposals, as they emerge, for the Garden Community.   […]

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Creating a Place for Life – Edition 4 (February 2021)


24th Feb 2021 | Blog

Welcome to the latest edition of the ‘Creating a Place for Life’ blog.  In December 2020 we published our Engagement and Consultation Strategy. In that, we talked about the importance of doing things differently – both to make our engagement more appealing and accessible, and to combat the current social restrictions due to the Covid 19 pandemic.   I am really pleased to say […]

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Creating a Place for Life – Edition 3 (January 2021)


27th Jan 2021 | Blog

Happy New Year and welcome to the latest edition of our Creating a Place for Life blog.  I am looking forward to what I hope will be a better year for us all, albeit acknowledging that we still have many challenges ahead of us.  I welcomed the first week back after the Christmas break by meeting, once […]

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Creating a Place for Life – Edition 2 (December 2020)


16th Dec 2020 | Blog

The voice of residents can change what planners and builders can do and how new communities are formed. Challenge and consultation help us all. With that in mind Councillors representing Colchester, Tendring and Essex met again recently to discuss at length the importance of community involvement in the proposed Garden Community on the borders of Tendring and Colchester.  And, I am pleased to say that […]

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Creating a Place for Life – Edition 1 (November 2020)


25th Nov 2020 | Blog

Welcome to our new blog for the Tendring/Colchester Borders Garden Community Project. It’s been a busy few months with the exceptional circumstances we find ourselves living in and the challenges we are facing, as local authorities, to deal with the impact of Covid-19. In May 2020, the government appointed Planning Inspector wrote to us to […]

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