Welcome to Great Tey

Great Tey is a small country village based in the heart of Colchester, Essex. The Village has a strong community feel and striving business services.



Formation of a Great Tey Neighbourhood Plan

Following Parish Council meetings on 14th February and 14th March and an Open Meeting on 28th February, it is clear that parishioners wish to be involved in planning proposals.

A number of parishioners met on 22nd March for an independent meeting intended to encourage and help parishioners to write letters to Colchester Borough Council Planning Department expressing their views regarding the proposal to build 40 homes on a site between Greenfield Drive and New Barn Road.

Great Tey was represented at a meeting of the Colchester Borough Council Local Plan Committee held at Colchester Town Hall on 27th March. A number of Great Tey parishioners attended, one parishioner spoke to the committee about parishioners’ response to the recent proposal and Peter Chillingworth, Ward Councillor, Rural North, spoke to express parishioners’ views.

Following this activity, Colchester Borough Council have invited Parish Council members to a meeting to discuss options available, including preparing a Neighbourhood Plan. The Parish Council is aware that a number of parishioners have begun to form a group to represent parishioners’ views and have offered to work with the Parish Council to produce a Neighbourhood Plan. The aim of a Neighbourhood Plan is to enable parishioners, the Parish Council and landowners to work together with all interested parties to agree and publish a plan for future development within the parish. When complete, this plan will be submitted to Colchester Borough Council for adoption and will enable Colchester Borough Council to progress development that parishioners have agreed. At this stage we do not know whether this plan would be completed in time to affect any decisions regarding current planning proposals.

Please can those wishing to be part of the lead group, representing the parishioners views, please make themselves known to the Parish Council Clerk, David Williams, at: david@greenlandsfarm.freeserve.co.uk

We would like to encourage all parishioners to make their views known and for our work to be as efficient and productive as possible we would ask views to be channelled to the lead group volunteers whose names we will publish in due course.

Great Tey Parish Council