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The need for more housing is not in question. Garden villages have major potential drawbacks. The modern context is different from that of the original garden cities . Communities grow organically along with changing demands and density, making their design problematic. While Colchester is being re-imagined e.g garrison area, there remains huge potential to master plan further density to enhance heritage sites around St Botolphs, St Mary', New Town and many other areas. Garden villages risk being isolated, placing high loads on roads and infrastructure. Any building outside the town MUST be premised on improved roads before housing