09 Aug Colchester Borough Council’s leader discusses Local Plan with community groups
Colchester Borough Council’s leader and deputy leader met with local community groups this week to listen to their concerns on the borough’s Local Plan.
Leader Cllr Mark Cory and Deputy Leader Cllr Tim Young met representatives of key community groups at a special Leader’s Listening event at the Town Hall. It follows a promise made by Cllr Cory on his election as council leader to meet with groups concerned about the council’s proposed Local Plan.
The borough’s Local Plan is the council’s strategy for the growth of the district to 2033 and beyond, setting out what development will take place and where. It outlines a vision for the area, establishing the long term aims and aspirations for the borough, and will include policies and allocations that will help to deliver them.
This week’s event follows comments made recently by the Planning Inspector into the joint part of the plans on the North Essex Garden Communities submitted jointly by Colchester, Tendring and Braintree councils.
Among the groups invited to the Listening Leader initiative were those who attended the Planning Inspectorate hearings earlier in the year, including the Campaign Against Urban Sprawl in Essex (CAUSE) and Hands Off Wivenhoe.