16th June 2017 - 11th August 2017 Colchester Borough Local Plan Consultation

The new Plan will set out the strategy for the growth of the Borough up to 2033 and beyond, including the type, location, quantity and timing of new development. The new Local Plan will set out the Council’s ideas for the long term aims and aspirations of the Borough taking into account national guidance and evidence. It will include policies and land allocations that help to deliver them. The Publication Draft Local Plan is in two Sections;

  • Section One includes strategic policies covering housing and employment requirements and proposals for new Garden Communities. Two include land within Colchester Borough - Tendring/Colchester Borders and Colchester/Braintree Borders Garden Communities.
  • Section Two includes policies and allocations for meeting the needs throughout the rest of the Borough as well as Development Management Policies which are used for considering planning applications.

The consultation on the Draft Publication document follows an initial consultation in January-February 2015 followed by a Preferred Options consultation in June-July 2016. The responses received to these consultations have informed the current draft document.  This Publication Draft Plan sets out the policies and proposals which the Council considers are the most appropriate for the area to meet the needs of the Borough up to 2033 and beyond. Following this consultation the Plan will be submitted to the Planning Inspectorate for independent examination which will consider any comments made at this stage.

How to Respond

You can use CBC online consultation system to make representations during the Local Plan public consultation at the website www.colchester.gov.uk/currentconsultations. Further information on using the online consultation system and making representations will be available on the consultation website.

For information about making representations in other ways contact CBC on 01206 282473/282476/282975 or via E-mail – local.plan@colchester.gov.uk

Hard copies of the Plan and related information are available at Colchester Central Library during normal opening hours.

Comments on the Sustainability Appraisal which accompanies the document are also welcomed as part of this consultation.

All responses will be made public, although private e-mail and postal addresses and other contact details, and any signatures will be redacted.  We will submit all representations received to the Inspector appointed to examine the Local Plan. 

The deadline for responding is 5.00pm on Friday 11th August 2017. 

13th May 2017 - 16th June Recycling Roadshows

Colchester Borough Council is holding Information RoadshowsOpens new window to offer help and support ahead of the forthcoming recycling and rubbish collection changes in June, whilst promoting waste reduction and recycling. The Tiptree Roadshow is listed below, but there are others elsewhere in the borough. For more information and to check last minute changes, please see the CBC website.

Thursday 15 June

Tesco (outside)

86 Church Road, Tiptree, Colchester, CO5 0SU

10am - 7pm 

15th May 2017 Dog Fouling & Littering Fines set to rise

From 15 May 2017, Community Zone Wardens will have the power to issue a £100 Fixed Penalty Notice to anyone who fails to clear up after their dog or who drops litter.

The increase replaces, and brings into line, the previous £50 and £75 fines for dog fouling and littering respectively. Failure to pay can result in a court prosecution and £1,000 fine. More HERE.

30th January - 25th February 2017 A12 & A120 Consultation Events

Public information events are scheduled to take place on the following dates:

  • Monday, 30 January (1pm-8pm) – Bradwell Village Hall
  • Thursday, 2 February (1pm-8pm) – Silver End Village Hall
  • Monday, 6 February (1pm-8pm) – Rivenhall Hotel
  • Tuesday, 7 February (1pm-8pm) – Marks Tey Village Hall
  • Friday, 10 February (1pm-8pm) – Charter Hall, Colchester
  • Saturday, 11 February (11am-5pm) – Spring Lodge Centre, Witham
  • Tuesday, 14 February (1pm-8pm) – Feering Community Centre
  • Wednesday, 15 February (1pm-8pm) – Civic Centre, Chelmsford
  • Saturday, 18 February (11am-5pm) – Alec Hunter Academy, Braintree
  • Wednesday, 22 February (1pm-8pm) – Cressing Sports and Social Club
  • Saturday, 25 February (11am-5pm) – Coggeshall Village Hall
The consultation period is running from Tuesday 17th January until the 14th March 2017.
A12 consultation closed on 03.03.2017 try emailing A12chelmsfordA120wide@highwaysengland.co.uk or info@highwaysengland.co.uk for a late submission.

Read more on the Essex County Council consultation website

4th February 2017 19:30  The Friends of St Luke’s Quiz Night

Tables of up to 8 people, £12 per table, payable on the door.

Bring your own nibbles and drinks, wine available.

All profits are used by FoSLto support the continuing improvements to the Church Extension & facilities

At: St Luke’s Church Hall, Tiptree, Church Road, Tiptree, CO5 0SU

Email: thurstableteamadmin@btinternet.com or call: Christine: 01621 819557& Marilyn: 01621 817518

Download a poster.

4th February 2017 10:00 to 13:00 Free Trees for Years

Free trees and fruit bushes will be given out to Colchester Borough residents. Three plants per household and up to 15 per community group, school or parish council. Sponsored by iVerde. Collect the trees from Colchester Borough Council Car Park, Sheepen Road, Colchester. it is advisable to get there early.