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Don’t miss the opportunity to have your say!


8th Apr 2022 | Latest News

Members of the public and stakeholders are being reminded to have their say on a Draft Plan (or Development Plan Document) for the Tendring Colchester Borders Garden Community (TCBGC). The current consultation on the Draft Plan closes on Monday 25 April, at 5pm. The Draft Plan contains policies, visions, and a preferred masterplan layout option […]

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Draft Plan for Tendring Colchester Borders Garden Community out for Public Consultation


9th Mar 2022 | Latest News

Members of the public and stakeholders can have their say on a Draft Plan (or Development Plan Document) for the Tendring Colchester Borders Garden Community (TCBGC), following approval from members of the TCBGC Joint Committee for a public consultation. The consultation will start on Monday 14 March and will run for six weeks, concluding on Monday 25 April, at 5pm.   The Draft Plan for the TCBGC contains policies, visions, and a preferred […]

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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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