St Botolph's Circus regeneration

Closed 31 Jul 2023

Opened 19 Jun 2023


Thank you for taking the time to complete the St Botolph's section of this consultation.

This scheme is being developed jointly by Essex County Council and Colchester City Council and forms part of the wider City Centre Masterplan.

As a crucial gateway into the city centre and a meeting and connecting point for different forms of transport (walking, cycling, car use, bus and train travel) the regeneration of St Botolph’s Circus is a vital part of Colchester’s developing city centre Masterplan.

Long acknowledged as requiring improvement, thanks to a successful bid to the Government’s Levelling Up Fund, Colchester City Council and Essex County Council have been granted a unique opportunity to move this project forward and invest in improving the St Botolph’s area for future generations.

Within the St Botolph's Consultation Brochure we have set out our proposals for a re-generated area, removing the existing roundabout and creating a new layout that not only works for drivers, pedestrians, public transport and cyclists, but also provides a place people can spend time.


image showing the regenerated plaza area

As the first stage of regeneration it  lays the foundation for future improvements to the wider transport interchange area and sets the standard for other projects delivered within the Masterplan.

Your views are important in helping shape both the St Botolph’s scheme and the wider plan and we would welcome your input on both.

The following survey is being undertaken by Essex County Council to return and comment on the wider masterplan visit



  • Colchester


  • Anyone from any background


  • Environmental planning
  • Health
  • Public Health
  • Highways
  • Public transport
  • Transport planning