Neighbourhood Plan

The Wivenhoe Neighbourhood Plan, spanning 2019-2033, outlines 32 policies Colchester Borough Council will now follow when making any planning decisions about Wivenhoe. In 2013 the council agreed a Neighbourhood Plan covering the whole of the Wivenhoe ward should be developed.

A working group, in consultation with the local community, developed the plan over the last six years and it was overwhelmingly backed by residents in a referendum held on Thursday 2 May with 2,771 people in favour and 342 against. The Neighbourhood Plan has been developed with extensive involvement by the local community, scrutinised by an independent examiner and backed by 89 per cent of residents taking part in the referendum.

Find out more about how the plan was created by visiting the Wivenhoe History Group website.
The plan was formally adopted by Colchester Borough Council on the 31 May 2019. To find out more, visit

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