The Neighbourhood Plan group has been advised by agents for Mersea Homes that they are awaiting the outcome of the consultation following the Call for Sites, to support their negotiations with Colchester Borough Council on the layout of the proposed development on New Barn Road.
They have advised that, subject to these negotiations, they hope to submit a planning application for the site in 2021.
NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN PUBLIC CONSULTATION Great Tey Neighbourhood Plan November 2020 Survey – results and summary
First, the Neighbourhood Plan Committee would like to say a big ‘thank you’ to everyone who responded to the recent survey.
We received 148 survey responses. There were some responses where questions were not answered, but comments were written on the questionnaire; these responses have been accepted and reviewed. There are 394 households in the Great Tey parish with 751 people on the electoral roll.
Summary of responses to questions
|Q1 – Do you think we should consider a plan for additional development of Gt Tey in the longer term?||Q2 – Would you be in favour of the PF Vision long- term plan?||Q3 – Would you be in favour of allowing development of the Glebe Land?||Q4 – Would you be in favour of allowing development of the A120 Land?|
|Q5 – Which of the two layout options for New Barn Road do you prefer?||Q5b – Number of responses adjusted after reviewing ‘Neither’ responses to Q5|
|Option 1||20||Option 1||19|
|Option 2||55||Option 2||54|
|% Option 1||14%||% Option 1||13.5%|
|% Option 2||39%||% Option 2||38.3%|
|% Neither||47%||% No Preference||6.4%|
|% No Development||41.8%|
The Neighbourhood plan will reflect the above results, which can be summarised as:
Q1 – 61% of responses indicate that they would be in favour of a plan for additional development of Gt Tey in the longer term”; 39% against. This shows a clear majority for considering a plan for additional development in the longer term.
Q2 – 72% of responses are against the PF vision with 28% in favour – this shows that there is a majority against the PF vision.
Q3 – 52% are against the development of the Glebe Land with 48% in favour.
Q4 – 71% of responses are against development of the A120 land with 29% in favour.
Q5 – 47% responded ‘Neither’ with regard to the two layout options presented for New Barn road, whilst 39% responded in favour of option 2 and 14% responded in favour of option 1
Note 1 – As Q5 was interpreted by different people in different ways, we reviewed the comments section of the responses and a breakdown of the Q5 ‘Neither’ response showed: 87% (59) for No Development and 13% (9) for No Preference.
- for Q5: option 1: 20 responses became 19 responses when the comments were reviewed to find ‘*My preference would be for no development on New Barn ’
- for Q5: option 2: 55 responses became 54 responses when the comments were reviewed to find ‘I would prefer NO development of the New Barn Road site’
- Thus, Note 1: Neither/No Development rose from 66 to 68
The survey responses present that 61% of people who responded are in favour of considering a plan for additional development in the parish in the long term.
The proposed development that had the most support was the Glebelands with 48% for and 52% against.
The PF vision was responded to the least favourably of the four proposals, with 72% against.
The A120 Land proposal was almost as unfavourable with 71% against.
The New Barn Road proposal saw 14% in favour of option 1; 39% in favour of option 2 and 47% of people voting for the ‘Neither’ option. On reviewing those responses, it became clear that 9 (13% of the Neither responses) said that by Neither, they meant Neither option 1 nor 2, suggesting preference for another option and 59 (87% of Neither responses) said that by Neither, they meant no development at all.
Summary of comments
As you might expect, there were a large number of comments written on the responses. Please bear with us while we review, organise and summarise the comments.
The Neighbourhood Plan Group has been advised by the agents for Mersea Homes that they are awaiting for the outcome of this consultation, to form the basis for their negotiations with Colchester Borough Council on the proposed development on New Barn Road, including the layout. Mersea Homes have advised that, subject to these negotiations, they hope to submit a planning application for the site in 2021.