Proposals to build 43,000 homes across three new towns were labelled “unsound” by the governement planning inspector, Roger Clews. Colchester, Tendring and Braintree councils have been told to withdraw West Tey, up to 24,000 homes, and West of Braintree, up to 10,000, from the joint section of their Local Plan. He did however praise work on the third town, on the Colchester/Tendring border, of up to 9,000 properties.
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Halstead has already been subjected to a disproportionately high level of additional housing growth in the Braintree District – 14% of the district growth with only 8% of the district population.
The Colne Stour Countryside Association (CSCA) objects to the applicant’s proposal to build houses on this site…