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Strategic Planning and Garden Communities

What Is It?

Partners are working together on agreeing the overall housing requirement through Strategic Housing Market Assessments (SHMAs) and land availability through Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessments (SHLAAs) forming part of a wider evidence base to support Local Plans and investment in infrastructure.

What Are We Doing?

The potential for new garden settlements is being explored across Essex including North Essex Garden Communities and Uttlesford District Council garden communities in their local plan. South Essex Councils are also developing a blueprint for new homes, jobs and infrastructure through a joint infrastructure and strategic plan, supported by the wider Thames Estuary 2050 Vision – The report refers to a vision to turn an underperforming river region into a tapestry of ‘productive places’ along a global river supported by 6 objectives and 15 priorities to deliver one million new homes and potential creation of 1.3 million jobs by 2050.

Key Links For Further Information

Local Plans

Essex is made up of 15 Local Planning Authorities including City, District, Borough, Unitary and County Councils. The following links will take you to each local authorities planning page for the latest local plan update:

http://www.basildon.gov.uk/localplan

https://www.thurrock.gov.uk/new-local-plan-for-thurrock/thurrock-local-plan

https://www.rochford.gov.uk/planning-and-building/planning-policy/new-local-plan

https://www.castlepoint.gov.uk/planning-policy

http://www.southend.gov.uk/info/200128/planning_and_building/807/southend_new_local_plan

http://www.brentwood.gov.uk/index.php?cid=694

http://www.harlow.gov.uk/planning-policy

https://www.chelmsford.gov.uk/planning-and-building-control/planning-policy-and-new-local-plan/new-local-plan/

https://www.braintree.gov.uk/info/200230/planning_policy

https://www.tendringdc.gov.uk/localplan

https://colchester.jdi-consult.net/localplan/

https://www.uttlesford.gov.uk/new-local-plan

https://www.maldon.gov.uk/homepage/7031/emerging_local_plan

http://www.efdclocalplan.org/

Local housing companies:

https://www.thurrock.gov.uk/thurrock-regeneration-housing/new-high-quality-housing https://www.semprahomes.co.uk/

more to be added…

New Garden Communities

North Essex Garden Communities – http://www.ne-gc.co.uk/about/

Uttlesford District Council garden communities – https://www.uttlesford.gov.uk/new-local-plan

Thames Estuary 2050 Vision –

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/718805/2050_Vision.pdf

Current Sub Groups:

  • Strategic Planning - Local Plans
    Richard Hatter, Thurrock BC
  • Garden Communities Essex
    Lee Heley, Essex CC
  • Garden Communities North Essex
    Jon Hayden, Braintree BC
  • Garden Communities NEGC Ltd
    Richard Bayley, NEGC Ltd.
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