Northern Gateway planning application set for February


Plans for a £multi-million mixed-use complex in Colchester are set to be submitted later next month, following resident pre-planning consultation events.

Colchester Borough Council’s mixed-use development at the Northern Gateway will take steps towards being delivered, with the submission of a planning application scheduled for February 2019.

The proposed scheme on land south of Axial Way in Colchester, has been designed to comprise “high-quality” residential areas and modern innovative business premises, planners have said.

Plans also include accessible, community focused public spaces centered around a boulevard spanning the development and linking the new infrastructure of roads, footpaths and cycle routes.

Cllr. Nick Barlow, Portfolio Holder for Commercial Services, said: “These exciting proposals align strongly with many of the key aims of Colchester Borough Council, creating opportunities for residents and visitors to enjoy healthy, active lifestyles, and enabling businesses to flourish as part of this new community.


“The development will also aim to provide world-class digital connectivity, plus instant access to the regional transport network, showcasing high-quality contemporary urban design. It will combine quality green credentials with a highly desirable environment creating an aspirational place for living, playing, working and doing business.”

A series of pre-planning consultation events are set to take place later this month. Residents and interested parties are encouraged to attend to submit their views on the proposals.

Dates and times are as follows:

  • St Johns & Highwoods Community Centre on January 23rd 2019, 3pm – 5pm
  • Colchester Rugby Club, Mill Road on January 23rd 2019, 5pm – 7pm
  • Myland Parish Halls, Mile End Road on January 26th 10am – 12pm

The display material will also be available to view at the following venues:

  • Camulos Academy Reception, 21st – 23rd January 2019
  • Colchester Town Centre Library & Community Hub, 24th – 25th January 2019