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 Inspector and have confirmed their support for the Garden Community approach. This approach is the best way to help meet the significant housing and infrastructure needs for our region and its growing population.

The three councils are now working together along with Essex County Council to undertake the work required to answer the questions raised by the Inspector. The councils have also reaffirmed their commitment that new infrastructure must be provided to support future housing growth, and the Garden Community approach is the best way to ensure this happens.