The Parish Council have resolved that if future development is to come to Marks Tey Parish, whether this be as a Garden Community, or, as with other Colchester communities, simply as additional housing, the Parish Council should interact to try to influence the developing Colchester Borough Council Local Plan for the period 2017 - 2032 so that Marks Tey Parish and its residents gain by all phases of that development. We have have pressed CBC for increasing involvement with what is happening, and have made representations and spoken at CBC Committee Meetings. We have had presentations from CBC and their consultants and from the major developers putting forward sites around Marks Tey. We have also held public meetings to debate the issues and tried to inform every household of when these are held. These presentations are aimed at making information available to the public and informing Councillors.
Relavent dates, information, presentations, or submissions are listed below.
Colchester Borough Council Draft Local Plan website - http://www.colchester.gov.uk/localplan
Key Dates and events (Parish Council represntations / submissions - Dates in Red)
16th February 2015 - presentation by RF West Ltd re their aspired development to east of Marks Tey. - presentation available at: www.am-plan.com/marksteypresentation/ - follow up correspondance available here
26th February 2015 - Parish Council meeting resolved to make a four page submission to Colchester BC on the Local Plan Issues and Options Consultation. View the submission here.
8th February 2016 - presentation by CAUSE re the background to their group and vision fro Colchester and Marks Tey - presentation available here
18 May 2016 - with the decision on the Local Plan due in June the Parish Council resolved that the Chairman should write to CBC with its views on the Emerging Plan and the development of Marks Tey click here
July 2016 - The Chairman of the Parish Council made a statement at the CBC Local Plan Committee meeting. Click here for the statement
July 2016 - Local Plan Preferred Options Consultation - for update click here
16 September 2016 Please click here for the Parish Councils response to the local plan preferred options consultation
Colchester Borough Council jointly with Braintree and Tendering Distrcit Councils have engaged Garden City Developments Ltd to advise them. Click here for details of the Garden City approach
January 2017 Colchester Borough Council Local Plan Newsletter http://www.colchester.gov.uk/article/18016/Local-Plan-Newsletters
13 February 2017 RF West Ltd presentation to the Parish Council click here
May 2017 - See attached CBC Draft Consultation Drop in Sessions including Marks Tey Parish Hall Saturday 1 July 10am to 2pm click here
July 2017 - North Essex Garden Communites website. For up to date information http://www.ne-gc.co.uk/
14th July 2017 - Marks Tey Parish Council public meeting on the Local Plan - with CBC Chair Cllr Paul Smith, MP Priti Patel, ECC Dep Leader Kevin Bentley
August 2017 - Marks Tey Parish Council response to the CBC Local Plan Consultation click here
Aug - Nov 2017 - CBC and consultants David Long Assoc working up Local Development Plan proposals for the Colchester/Braintree Borders Garden Community. Marks Tey Parish Council involved in Workshops with other Parishes, briefings on evolving proposals, and commenting on issues expressed as important to Marks Tey residents via the NP questionnaire returns. The Local Development Plan process is how CBC will develop and get approval to greater detail on the proposed adjacent Garden Community. This will follow the same process as the proposed Local Plan i.e. Issues and Options, Prefered Approach, submission for Government Inspection, Approval (aimed at 2019 implementation). Each of the initial states will involve public consultations.
8th Nov 2017 - The Chairman of the Parish Council made a statement at the CBC Local Plan Committee meeting when CBC agreed to consult between 13th Nov and 22nd Jan 2018 on further detail on the Garden Communities. Click here for statement. Click here for CBC Garden Community Report
18th Nov 2017 - CBC Exhibition at Parish Hall (10.00 to 14.00) on Garden Community Issues and Options consultation.
9 January 2018 Parish Council response to Planning Inspector re Additional Documents fo the North Essex Authorities Section Plan Examination click here
22 January 2018 Parish Council reponse to Development Plan Consulatation - Garden Community click here
12 March 2018 RF West Ltd presentation to Parish Council click here
9 April 2018 West Tey presentation to Parish Council click here The presenters stressed that that the presentation does not show finalised designs but indicative principles and concepts about what the proposals could look like
April 2019 ECC A12 Housing Improvement Fund Bid. Marks Tey Parish Council analysis of the proposals and implications Click here
22 July 2019 CBC Local Plan Committee consideration of additional evidence and alterations to the proposed Local Plan for public consultation (19th August to 30th September 19) and resubmission to Planning Inspector Click here Have Your Say presentation made by Marks Tey Parish Council Chair to Committee Click here