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Develop our county sustainably

Essex is unique. Historic market towns and radical new towns. The longest coastline in Britain and working ports communities. Ancient, beautiful, modern, challenging.

Our ambition is to use the need for 140,000 new homes over the next 20 years as an opportunity to enhance the County – with infrastructure development, healthier places, safer communities, more school and amenities and greater opportunity. Not preserving nor building over – but rather adding to the beauty, diversity and uniqueness in a considered, sensitive way.

Our priority...Enhancing the things that make Essex a great place to live – our countryside, our coastline, our heritage – and working with local people and communities, to build homes not houses, places not developments, communities not estates.

Click here for our sixth ambition to Connect Us to Each Other and the World.