Saturday, 19 October 2019 10:24

NEGC: what are they doing now?

Why are NEGC (North Essex Garden Communities Ltd - the wholly owned council property development company) for West of Braintree, West Tey and East Colchester, having selected groups going to NEGC stakeholder workshops when we have just finished the public local plan consultation and still in the planning inspector’s examination period?

Should not the councils wait until the inspector has decided first on the local plan before wasting more tax payers money (over £7m currently) and time on this project of ‘unprecedented scale of ambition’* that he might find unsound for a 2nd time.

Surely this is not the right way for councils to treat existing communities.

* from NEGC’s own presentation.