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Blog Post – Thoughts on Poundbury

Council officers and councillors accompanied by the NEGC team, recently visited Poundbury in West Dorset to learn from the experiences of the Duchy of Cornwall in developing an urban extension to Dorchester. Poundbury has a prominent reputation amongst planning and...

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NEGC featured on BBC’s Inside Out

The North Essex Garden Community proposals featured on this week's edition of the BBC's Inside Out programme Since filming earlier in the summer the three councils of Tendring, Colchester and Braintree have carefully considered the questions raised by the Planning...

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Braintree to continue Garden Community work

This week I confirmed at our Full Council meeting that Braintree District Council would be continuing to support the proposals for three new Garden Community developments across North Essex, to help meet the significant housing and infrastructure needs for our region....

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John Spence Gazette Column 19th July

Over the past few weeks there has been much discussion about the North Essex Garden Communities. These are the three new garden communities that Braintree, Colchester and Tendring Councils, along with Essex County Council, have proposed to help meet the long-term...

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NEGC Ltd AGM

NEGC Ltd held its first AGM on Monday 16th July to look at items pertaining to company 2017-18 financial statements and statutory matters. Members of the public were invited to attend the AGM and submit questions for consideration. A full set of questions submitted...

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Think Tank backs Garden Community approach to providing housing

Garden Community approach backed in a new report authored by Neil O’Brien OBE MP, former Policy Advisor to Theresa May The report Green, Pleasant and Affordable published by Think Tank Onward sets out the need to move away from a piecemeal approach to housing, instead...

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Government guidance offers more local powers for North Essex

The Government has set out guidance that provides a roadmap to enable Councils to come together to create new bodies to oversee development within their local area. The guidance could pave the way for the creation of a North Essex Development Corporation responsible...

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Notice of AGM

16th July 4.30pm – 5pm Vice President’s Lounge, Colchester Community Stadium NEGC Ltd will be holding its AGM on Monday 16th July to look at NEGC Ltd items pertaining to 2017-18 financial statements and statutory matters. The meeting is open to the public, and those...

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North Essex Development Corporation moves a step closer

Plans to give local councils greater control over development have been announced this week, paving the way for the creation of a North Essex Development Corporation Legislation has been laid before parliament which, if approved, will enable councils to apply to...

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