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Listening to local communities

December 16, 2015

The Council recognises the importance of involving organisations representing the local communities and of developing effective means for ascertaining the views of these communities.

To facilitate this we will set up four local forums. These will be Braintree District, Colchester Borough, economic and legacy, and environmental forums. The purpose of these forums is to advise on the implementation of the communications plan for engaging with communities at a grassroots level and to ensure that information is being effectively communicated to all those in the relevant communities. It will also ensure that there is an effective mechanism for feedback.

We are planned to host the first forums in February and early March 2016. Watch out for more information, or email the team on to receive an email notification.

In March 2020, the government announced details of its latest Road Investment Strategy (RIS2), covering April 2020 to March 2025.

The strategy outlines how the government will be investing £27.4 billion in maintaining, improving and building capacity in the strategic road network during the 2020-25 period, including £2.2 billion for the east of England.

The document also looks further ahead and includes a list of ‘pipeline projects’ which will undergo more analysis and design work ahead of being considered for potential future investment.

The A120 Braintree to A12 was identified as a pipeline project and will now be progressed by Highways England.

For more information, email

A120 Braintree to A12 - Highways England 

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