Serious questions are being raised over what appears to be secrecy surrounding a key document concerning the proposed New Towns. The New Town plans by the Labour and Lib Dem controlled Town Hall will see over 30,000 homes built East and West of Colchester.

Colchester Conservatives have raised concerns over a letter from consultants, PWC, which was commissioned for a believed £50,000 of taxpayer money but was only offered in a redacted form to elected Members of Colchester Borough Council. Only pressure from the Conservatives led to Members being able to see this key document but only after making an appointment with officers. Even then they are not allowed to take pictures, make notes or take any part of the document away.

See the redacted document here

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