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Jaywick Sands Place Plan

We are working in one of the most unique and challenging communities in the UK, Jaywick Sands on the Essex coast, to develop a new Place Plan working with Tendring District Council. Jaywick is the only one of the plotlands communities that retains its original small plot, low-rise high density form - an important part of social history but now a community with the highest level of deprivation in the UK.

We are leading a multi-disciplinary team including Igloo, Maccreanor Lavington, DK-CM, Antea and Potter Raper Partnership, to develop a plan for the renewal of the existing plotlands areas as well as new development on 30 hectares of land owned by Tendring District Council adjoining the existing settlement. Working in a close partnership with the multi-agency Coastal Community Team, community leaders, MHCLG, Homes England, the Environment Agency and others, we are developing new approaches for flood resilient housing and upgrading of existing properties.

This project has led to our involvement in other initiatives locally, as we seek to find ways to engage with the community over what can sometimes be difficult conversations about their environment. We have recently contributed to an exhibition at the Jaywick Martello Tower about flooding and coastal climate change - Tides of Tendring - and you can read more about this here.