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David Finch 

Leader of Essex County Council


Guest Blog - Cllr John Spence

Garden Communities – Not just housing

This last week the University of Essex in Colchester held an event looking at the future of housing and specifically the future we want from Garden Communities. Obviously this is something in which the university has a vested interest and a key role to play, with the North Essex Garden Communities programme currently exploring the viability of a new community on land nearby, as well as new communities west of Colchester and west of Braintree.

Guest Blog – Cllr John Spence, Cabinet Member for Finance

Focus, Fairness, Value and Creativity – these are the four guiding principles that underpin Essex County Council’s £1.8 billion budget.