Welcome to the official website for Colchester’s new Northern Gateway
The Northern Gateway has inspired a vision to create a place where local people and visitors alike can live, work, relax and shape healthy, active lifestyles for themselves and their families.
This ambition is now becoming a reality as this expansive space, which lies to the North and South of Junction 28 of the A12, forges into a new business, sport, leisure and residential destination of regional significance.
With world-class digital connectivity, easy access to the regional transport network, and high-quality urban design, the Northern Gateway will become a thriving location for living, playing, working and doing business.
Already we are proud to unveil the multi-million pound Sports Park due to open in Spring 2021.
The Northern Gateway will benefit from an integral digital network to provide ultra-fast broadband to homes and businesses. In addition, the area will feature a carbon-cutting, Renewable Heat Network supplying properties with heat and hot water.
New tree and shrub planting will encourage biodiversity and create attractive green spaces for relaxation and leisure, opening up routes for walkers, cyclists and horse riders.
Councillor Mark Cory, Leader of the Council, and Councillor Theresa Higgins, Portfolio Holder for Commercial Services, have visited the new Colchester Northern Gateway Sports Park as the final touches are being made ahead of April’s opening.read more
Colchester and Clacton will host the penultimate stage of the Women’s Tour as the world’s top cyclists get set to race from the historic castle town to the English coast on Friday 8 October*.read more
Colchester Borough Council is considering proposals to improve walking and cycling access in Colchester as part of the Colchester Northern Gateway development.read more