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West of Braintree Garden Community Issues and Options Consultation

Residents urged to help shape plans for garden community.


Residents are being given the opportunity to have their say on plans for a garden community on the Uttlesford-Braintree border.

The pdf icon West of Braintree Garden Community: Issues and Options [2Mb] document has been prepared collaboratively between Braintree District Council (BDC) and Uttlesford District Council (UDC).

The Issues and Options consultation represents the first stage in preparing specific, detailed plans for the West of Braintree Garden Community. This plan, once prepared, will include the strategies, policies and proposals required to guide the delivery of the Garden Community.

Consultation on the document is now underway and continues for 10 weeks, ending on 22 January 2018.

How to get involved

People are invited to make their views known using the Braintree District Council online consultation portal.

Online portal ►

To respond via email please send your comments to 

If you would prefer to respond by letter, post your comments to  West of Braintree Garden Community Consultation Planning Policy, Causeway House, Bocking End, Braintree, Essex,  CM7 9HB.

The feedback from the consultation will help to create a more defined plan for the site, which will then be subject to further public consultation next year.


A number of drop-in events are also planned to support the consultation. One of these is in the Uttlesford District.  It will be held at the Old Friends Meeting House in Stebbing on Monday 27 November, 4pm-8pm. Details of all exhibitions can be found below.

Marks Tey
Marks Tey Parish Hall
Saturday 18 November, 10am-2pm

William Loveless Hall
Monday 20 November, 3pm-7pm

Great Tey
Great Tey Village Hall
Tuesday 21 November, 4pm-8pm

C360 Community Marketplace AGM for North East Essex
Thursday 23 November, 9.30am-4pm

Colchester Market
Friday 24 November, 10am-2pm

Great Saling
The Saling Millennium Hall
Saturday 25 November, 10am-2pm

Old Friends Meeting House
Monday 27 November, 4pm-8pm

Coggeshall Village Hall
Thursday 30 November, 3pm-7pm

Greenstead Community Centre
Saturday 2 December, 10am-2pm

Feering Community Centre
Tuesday 5 December, 4pm-8pm

Braintree Town Hall
Wednesday 6 December, 4pm-8pm

Easthorpe Church Hall
Thursday 7 December, 4pm-8pm

Rayne Village Hall
Tuesday 12 December, 10am-2pm


Additional information

The West of Braintree Garden Community Plan: Issues & Options Consultation Draft Sustainability Appraisal (SA) Scoping & Environmental Report - November 2017 [3Mb]

North Essex Garden Communities website