National Grid is consulting on the ‘East Anglia Green’ project: proposals to reinforce the high voltage electricity transmission network from Norwich Main substation in Norfolk to Bramford substation in Suffolk, on to Tilbury substation in Essex, as well as a proposed connection substation to connect new offshore wind generation.  Part of the project route is across the North of Colchester Borough.

The website gives further details.

Comments can be made using the National Grid online form at


If you have any particular concerns that you feel the Borough Council should be aware of, please copy your comment as made on the National Grid form and email it to quoting the application number 221119.

Comments must be submitted to National Grid by Thursday 16 June 2022 and please submit any representations to the Borough as soon as possible to help inform the Council’s response.

The “most favoured” Pylon route option through Langham is shown by the black-edged purple strip in the attached extract from the current National Grid proposal document.

Proposed Food storage and distribution facility on Ipswich Road, Ardleigh

This planning application was rejected in 2020 but has recently been resubmitted to Tendring District Council. Although the site sits in Ardleigh, it is very close to Langham. Ardleigh Parish Council have engaged professional consultants to assist them in their objection and provide a guidance document to residents wishing to submit their own individual objections. They have kindly shared this document with us and a link can be found below. The deadline for comments on this planning application has been extended until at least 21st February (all comments received before the next full Tendring Planning Meeting will be considered). The guidance document is well worth a read if you are worried by the effects of this large new development and want to add to the large number of objections already submitted. The second link below takes you to the Tendring District Council Planning Portal where you can find the planning application by searching for its reference number 20/00594.

Residents’ Guide to Objections

Tendring Planning Portal

Notes of PC Meeting with Anglian Water & Sir Bernard Jenkin on 28th Jan 2022

Meeting notes are now available via the link provided below. Anglian Water have kindly agreed to continue a dialogue with Langham Parish Council to answer further questions that we were unable to address fully at the meeting due to time constraints. Our MP Sir Bernard Jenkin indicated at the end of the meeting that he wished to attend a further public meeting within 3-6 months to review progress in dealing with residents’ concerns regarding the local sewerage system.

Anglian Water Meeting Notes

PC Meeting with Anglian Water & Sir Bernard Jenkin

The meeting is now scheduled to take place on 28th January 2022 at the Langham Community Centre starting at 12.30pm.

Please come along if you have any concerns about capacity issues at the Langham WRC and the local sewerage network.

The following document are available via the links below.

Briefing/Agenda >>>

Langham PC/Anglian Water Q&A >>>

Langham Water Recycling Centre

Updated information on the clearance of planning condition 21 relating to Vistry Homes planning applications 191830 and 210048.

Colchester Borough Council Planning department are minded to part clear condition 21 based on the following information exchange between Anglian Water and the Environment Agency. The Parish Council will take up the offer from CBC of a Video call to discuss the contents of the  documents received that you can access from the links below.

AW Investment Plan

EA response to application 210048

EA Langham flow calculation

Annual Parish Meeting (Annual Assembly)

The Annual Parish Meeting will be held on 18th May 2022 at the Langham Community Centre commencing at 7.30pm. This meeting is an assembly of the village electorate and it is an opportunity for the residents to discuss and debate issues in an open forum. The Parish Council will facilitate the meeting but it is not a Parish Council meeting and the content should be determined by Langham residents.

If you have any appropriate issues that are important to you and you would like discussed at the meeting in an open forum, please would you notify the Parish Clerk so that they can be included in the agenda that the Parish Council will publish. We encourage all residents to attend this meeting and contribute to its content.

Agenda Link>>

Annual Parish Council Meeting

The date for the Annual Parish Council Meeting has been changed from the 4th May to the 18th May and will take place immediately before the Annual Assembly commencing at 6.00pm. At this meeting, the Parish Council will elect a Chairman, Deputy Chairman and will introduce new Councillors. Committee membership for the year ahead will also be agreed.

Agenda Link>>

Contact the Parish Clerk:


Langham Parish Council April 2022


Williamson Developments’ site plan for 30 new homes on the south side of School Road east of the Community Centre

PC Questionnaire on Williamson Developments Site Plan

Link to document

Evaluation of responses to PC questionnaire

Link to results

“All Stars” Cricket is coming to Langham Recreation Ground
Friday evenings for one hour from 10th June to 29th July2022

All Stars Cricket provides a fantastic first experience for all children aged 5-8 years old where they’re guaranteed 8 weeks of jam-packed fun, activity and skills development. The programme is designed to introduce children to the sport, teaching them new skills, helping them make new friends and have a great time doing so.

Every child that registers will receive a backpack full of goodies. Your child’s pack will include:

  • Backpack
  • Cricket bat
  • Cricket ball
  • Personalised t-shirt with your child’s name

All children returning to All Stars will receive a kit bag, a set of stumps, a new ball and a personalised t-shirt.

More info and Registration >>

Crime Statistics

Colchester Rural North

Dedham & Langham Crime Statistics

February 2022 – Later information is awaited from the MoJ.

There were 16 Crimes reported in February 2022.

4 of these were in Langham:

  • 2 Violence & Sexual Offences
  • 1 Anti Social Behaviour
  • 1 Other Crime

Dedham & Langham Crime Map