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North Essex is a thriving community set to benefit from the North Essex garden communities which are unmatched in terms of scale and ambition in the UK delivering 58,000 new homes and 58,000 new jobs in places people will want to live, work and play

Five distinct and highly desirable new garden communities will be created whilst existing towns and villages will also be transformed with the infrastructure to support them, to provide better connected and more sustainable places where people can build their lives.

Local authorities are united and working in partnership to oversee and deliver the homes and jobs needed for the future.

North Essex is uniquely positioned adjacent to the UK’s internationally recognised Innovation Corridor between Cambridge and London.

North Essex supports an evolving workforce and is well situated to the changing work environment, with both access to London within 45 minutes as well as green space and quality of life, providing the best of both worlds.

North Essex is the cultural and green heart of Essex and an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty providing a historic recreational destination and thriving visitor economy, from countryside to coast. Home to Britain’s First City in Colchester, North Essex is rich in heritage but with a focus on the future, with a strong performing and visual arts culture and world class food and drink. The garden communities will retain and enhance its natural beauty while providing the space required for sustainable growth.