Housing Minister Stuart Andrew MP has announced a £15m package of government support for Garden Communities across England, with the Tendring Colchester Borders Garden Community (TCBGC) receiving £135,000.
Led by Tendring District Council, Colchester Borough Council, and Essex County Council, the TCBGC proposals will see in the region of 7,500 – 8,000 new homes developed over the next 30 years, along with jobs and all the necessary infrastructure for a quality place for life.
The grant award from Government will be used towards work on the development of a Plan for the TCBGC. The Plan will set out the detail of how the Councils expect TCBGC to be delivered, supported by extensive technical evidence and masterplanning work. Future planning applications to develop the TCBGC will have to conform to the high standards set out in the Plan.
Cllr Nick Turner, Chairman of the TCBGC Joint Committee said “This funding demonstrates the Government’s continuing support for the Tendring Colchester Borders Garden Community, and we are very grateful for it. The Garden Community programme is essential to help drive growth and to enable the creation of beautiful new places for people to live. We would welcome a visit from the Housing Minister to showcase how this exciting project has evolved”.
Housing Minister Rt Hon Stuart Andrew MP said “Building beautiful new homes in the places they are most needed lies at the heart of the government’s levelling up mission”.
“Garden villages and towns are perfect examples of the vibrant, green communities we want to see right across the country and today’s funding will allow us to work hand-in-hand with local leaders and industry to deliver the high-quality new homes that we need”.