The North Essex Garden Communities project is to receive £700,000 of additional Government funding it has been announced.
The project, a collaboration between Braintree and Tendring Districts, Colchester Borough and Essex County Councils to develop plans for three new communities across North Essex built to Garden City Principles has already received over £1million in capacity funding from Government.
John Spence CBE, Chairman of North Essex Garden Communities welcomed the funding which will enable the project to continue to assess the viability of the three proposed sites.
He said: “North Essex Garden Communities is already being recognised as a nationally important project.
“We have made substantial progress in terms of bringing together four councils and  launching a company to oversee the project, and I am delighted that the Government has recognised both the work done to date and the opportunity to create something really special in North Essex.
“Ultimately this is not about creating housing but communities for our future generations, delivered alongside the infrastructure and jobs that we know communities need to thrive. Our is the biggest project in the UK and has again today received the biggest grant from government ”