COLCHESTER is one of the fastest growing towns across the country.
The town’s population is booming and has shot up significantly over the last decade.
This is unlikely to slow down any time soon either, with thousands of new homes set to be built over the coming years.
But as well as new houses, there are also huge new retail and leisure developments set to be built in the town to provide something for new, and existing, residents to do.
They represent tens of millions of pounds worth of investment in the town, at a time when the economy is in severe difficulties.
Here is all we know about the three major developments set to come in the coming years.