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Great Tey Parish Council - Agenda for the next Parish Council Meeting

GREAT TEY PARISH COUNCIL Summons and Notice of Meeting Notice is hereby given that a Meeting of the Parish Council will be held in the Village Hall, Chappel Road, Great Tey on Tuesday 8th August 2017 at 7.30 pm

1. Apologies For Absence
2. Declaration Of Interests
3. Confirmation Of Minutes Of The Parish Council Meeting of 11th July 2017
4. Matters Arising From The Minutes

5. Public Questions and Statements

6. Report from Colchester Borough Councillor

7. Neighbourhood Plan – To receive an update from the sub committee

8. Colchester Local Plan – To consider a response to the draft Colchester Borough Local Plan consultation regarding proposed development in and around Great Tey of:-
(a) 10 dwellings on Brook Road
(b) 30 dwellings off Greenfield Drive
(c) garden village of West Tey

9. Financial Matters (a) Cheques for payment Chq.No. Payee Amount (£)/ of which VAT:-
101629 D Williams-clerk salary £467.50 less PAYE £186.80 £ 280.70
101630 HM Revenue & Customs – PAYE for clerk salary £ 186.80
101631 J Lucock – allotment gate padlock £ 18.94 (b) To receive the financial report

10. Planning Matters
(a) Applications – None at present (b)Advice of Planning Applications Approved by Colchester Borough Council – None at present
11. Highways – To consider any management matters
12. Bus service – To consider any management matters
13. Great Tey Web Site – To receive an update

14. Village Hall
(a) To receive a report on the village hall roof
(b) To consider any management matters

15. Harold Fairs Recreation Ground
(a) To receive an update for supply & installation of an overhead height restrictor & bollards to car park
(b) To consider any management matters

16. Old Playing Field – To consider any management matters
17. Allotments
(a) To consider access to the allotments
(b) To consider any management matters

18. Correspondence not dealt with elsewhere.
19. Other Business for Discussion
Date and Time of Next Meeting. Tuesday 12th September 2017 at 7.30pm
Close of meeting
Signed:- D K Williams Clerk to the Parish Council.
Approved minutes of previous parish council meetings may be inspected by arrangement with the Clerk – telephone: 01787 224895.

Parish of Great Tey and Little Tey

The Churches of Great & Little Tey
A warm welcome awaits you at St Barnabas Church, Great Tey and St James the Less Church, Little Tey. Included this month are details of our Sunday Church Services, our Mothers’ Union Quiet Day at Clare Priory and other social activities in the life of the church. Sunday worship details may also be found in the Parish newsletter. If you would like further information please contact Rev. John Richardson on 01206 211481 or email john.richardson195@btinternet.com

Sunday Worship in August
A warm welcome awaits you at St Barnabas Church, Great Tey and St. James the less Church, Little Tey:
Sunday 6th August Parish Communion at Little Tey Church at 9.30 am
Sunday 13th August Family Worship at Little Tey Church at 9.30 am
Sunday 20th August Holy Communion (BCP) at at Little Tey Church 9.30 am
Sunday 27th August Parish Communion with Sunday Club at Great Tey Church at 9.30 am
Sunday 27th August Evening Prayer (BCP) at Little Tey Church at 6.30 pm

Thank you
Thank you to everyone who supported our Church Summer fete held on 8th July when £1852.00 was raised for the Churches of Great & Little Tey. Many thanks to Mr. Simon Hall for hosting this event and to everyone who gave of their time in preparation for the fete, helping on the day and helping afterwards on Monday evening. We were very blessed with wonderful weather once again and thanks to stall holders, musicians and everyone who worked so hard for the fete; it is greatly appreciated.

60s, 70s and 80s Dance
We are now selling tickets for the Village Dance/Social to be held in Simon Hall’s luxury marquee in the garden at Walcotts Hall on Saturday 16th September from 7 – 11pm
in aid of Great & Little Tey Churches. We have booked a high class performer named Pete George who is an excellent guitarist and singer, covering the 1960s, 70s and 80s.
There will also be a licensed bar selling beer, wine and soft drinks. We hope very much that you will come and please invite your friends as well. Tickets are available from Chris and Sue Percival on 211619, Jane Richardson 211481, John Carr 211039 and Christine Lucock 210872 and are £10 for over 18’s. Under 18’s are free providing they are accompanied by an adult. We hope you can join us for this great evening.

Mothers’ Union
Great & Little Tey Mothers’ Union will be taking their summer break in August. Our next meeting will take place on Thursday 21st September at 2.30 pm at the Rectory when our speaker will be Rev. Lydia Smith, Vicar of Layer de la Haye and surrounding parishes. If you would like to join us on our Deanery Quiet Day at Clare Priory on Friday 22nd September you are most welcome; please contact Jane Richardson for more details on 01206 211481 or email john.richardson195@btinternet.com.

Charity Stall at Coggeshall
Once again Freda and Pauline will kindly be running the Charity Stall at Coggeshall Market on Thursday 17th August from 8.00 am. All donations of cakes, preserves, produce and items to sell will be gratefully received please – these can be passed on to Freda King, Pauline Mattin or brought to the Rectory. Coggeshall Market is well worth a visit with a greengrocers stall, fishmonger, cheese man, bakery stall and local produce. We hope to see you there.

Musical Afternoon and Tea at Little Tey Church
Enjoy a Musical Afternoon and Tea at Little Tey Church on Saturday 2nd September at 3.00 pm when Terry Saunders will perform a programme of English Songs.
Tickets are £5.00 and available from Celia Dodd and Freda King. All welcome.

Social and Fundraising Events 2017 – Dates for your diary.
Thursday 17th August Charity Stall at Coggeshall Market from 8.00am
Saturday 2nd September Musical afternoon and tea at Little Tey Church at 3pm
Saturday 16th September ‘60s, 70s, and 80s’ Dance with live music from Pete George in the Marquee at Walcotts Hall from 7 – 11pm
Saturday 30th September Coffee Morning in aid of Little Havens Children’s Hospice at Jesmond, Little Tey by kind invitation of Pauline and Alan Mattin
Saturday 7th October Harvest Supper at Great Tey Village Hall at 7pm
Saturday 18th November Shepherds Pie Evening at Great Tey Village Hall at 7pm


Help develop a new Local Plan for the BoroughPublication Draft
Colchester Local Plan Consultation
16th June –11thAugust 2017
What will the new Local Plan cover?
The new Plan will set out the strategy for the growth of the Borough up to 2033 and beyond,including the type, location, quantity and timing of new development. The new Local Plan will
set out the Council’s ideas for the long term aims and aspirations of the Borough taking intoaccount national guidance and evidence. It will include policies and land allocations that help to deliver them.

The Publication Draft Local Plan is in two Parts;

• Section One includes strategic policies covering housing and employment requirements and proposals for new Garden Communities. Two include land within Colchester Borough – Tendring/Colchester Borders and Colchester/Braintree Borders Garden Communities.

• Section Two includes policies and allocations for meeting the needs throughout the rest of the Borough as well as Development Management Policies which are used for consideringplanning applications.

What is this Consultation About?
Last year we consulted on a Preferred Options Local Plan and have made some changes to theplan to reflect comments received and updated evidence. This Plan now sets out the policies and proposals which the Council considers are the most appropriate for the area to meet the needs of the Borough up to 2033 and beyond. Following this consultation the Plan will be submitted to the Planning Inspectorate for independent examination which will consider anycomments made to this consultation.

How to Respond
Your responses to this consultation will be considered by an Independent Examiner appointed to consider the Colchester Local Plan. To comply with Government guidance, and to help
ensure that comments are submitted in a format that the Inspector examining the plan canreadily use, your representations must include the following:

• They should state whether the document (or the relevant part of it) is considered sound orunsound. If unsound, you need to include an explanation as to how it can be amended tomake it sound.

• They will also need to identify the ‘test of soundness’ or legal requirement to which therepresentation relates. The table below sets out the four tests and should help you;

Positively prepared – the plan should be prepared on a strategy which seeks to meet objectively assessed development and infrastructure requirements, including unmet requirements from neighbouring authorities where it is reasonable to do so and consistentwith achieving sustainable development;

Justified – the policy should be the most appropriate strategy, when considered against the reasonable alternatives, based on proportionate evidence;

Effective – the policy should be deliverable over its period and based on effective joint working on cross-boundary strategic priorities; and

Consistent with national policy – the policy should enable the delivery of sustainable development in accordance with the policies within the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF, 2012).

You also need to indicate;
• if the issue has been raised at a previous consultation and if not give a reason for this.
• indicate whether you think the Plan is Legally Compliant.
All these steps are set out clearly when you log on to the online system.
Note: Representations which do not clearly address these points may not be considered valid.
Please respond online.
Short Guide to Using the Online Consultation System
You can use the online consultation system to make representations during the Local Plan
public consultation. This will ensure your comments are accurately logged and submitted to the Planning Inspectorate.
Registering, Logging-In or Requesting a New Password
Step 1: Use the options in the box at the top of the consultation page to Register or Login:
If you have already registered for a previous consultation you do not need to register again, you just need your e-mail address and password to Login. If you can’t remember your password you can request a new one. (If you need further help registering, please use our guide on the website or contact us – details below.)
Making a Representation (Before you start please read the “responding to this consultation”
section at the start of the Publication Draft Plan
Step 2: Select the document you wish to view or comment on from the ‘Current Documents
Open to public consultation’ box. This consultation is the ‘Publication Draft’.
Step 3: From the contents page click on the Chapter, Policy or Site that you are interested in.
(You can submit multiple representations)
Step 4: To submit a representation, click on the pencil icon adjacent to the Policy that you
are interested in and complete the online response form.
Step 5: You will receive an email for each of the comments you have submitted which is your
confirmation that we have received your representation.
Step 6: To view representations that have been made, click on the following icon:
Please note: Your Representation may not appear online until after the close of
consultation. You do not need to e-mail / post your response as well as submitting it online. You can write as much as you like in the full representation box and upload documents
/ maps. (If your full rep is more than 100 words you will need to provide a summary of 100 words
or less.)
For further information on using the online consultation system and making representations please go to the help page on our website
For information about making representations in other ways contact us on
01206 282473 / 282476
or via E-mail – local.plan@colchester.gov.uk


“Have your say on the new Local Plan for Colchester Borough”
Publication Draft Consultation
16th June – 28th July 2017

Great Tey Village Hall, Chappel Road, Great Tey CO6 1JQ – Tuesday 27th June 4pm – 8pm

Marks Tey Village Hall, Old London Road, Marks Tey CO6 1EJ – Saturday 1st July 10am – 2pm

Contact details

Visit the Council website for more information on the Publication Draft consultation and for regular
Local Plan updates – www.colchester.gov.uk/localplan

If you have any questions, please contact us at: E-mail – local.plan@colchester.gov.uk

Telephone – Planning Policy team, 01206 282473/76/80

Great Tey Parish Council


Another year has passed us by quickly, but as is traditional in the Annual meeting I would like to express our gratitude to the following people whose time and effort has assisted in the smooth operation of the village over the last 12 months.

Anne Brown Essex Essex County Councillor and Peter Chillingworth Colchester Borough Councillor for all the communication and assistance they give us in the Parish

John Bland and Roy Traube for holding the bus company to task for their recent poor performance

Ivan Dyer the handyman for keeping the parks and other public condition in good order

Litter pickers who in one (cold) morning picked up enough bags of rubbish from our pavements ditches and hedges that it filled a small truck and Roger Fairs for having the forethought to replace the usual post-pick BBQ with some warming soup he prepared.

The Village Hall Management committee, Sally Brooks, Emma Sams and Alec Brooks. A few years ago we were fearful over what the future would hold for the village hall but under the new management team it is going from strength to strength.

James Elmer for his assistance in driving forward the initiative for the Village Neighbourhood Plan, a document that recent events and dozens of parishioners are now aware of in order to shape the future of our village over the coming years as the county looks to identify locations for major new development

We were sad to lose the expertise of Councillor Barron last year but have recently managed to bolster our numbers back up to a full council by Councillor Frost joining us.

Gardeners who keep the village looking so nice and give us something to judge each year.

Cllr S Beesley, May 2017.


Attendees at events in the parish will be advised by the photographer that if they object to their photographs being published they should advise the photographer at the time.


The parish council have had complaints about the amount of dog mess on the Harold Fairs Recreation Ground. It is an offence to allow your dog to foul a public place without clearing it up, and the Recreation Ground and The Old Playing Field are both public places. Please could all dog owners help keep our village clean and safe, and report to the Dog Warden at Colchester Borough Council on 01206 282581 if you see another owner failing to clear up. Thank you. – Parish Council


The post office outreach service for Great Tey is now every Tuesday and Friday at the Village Hall, opening from 1.30pm until 4.30pm. Please use this service if you want to keep a post office service in the village.

The Village Notice Board is located on the wall of Bell House Garage, at the top of the Chase opposite the Chequers Pub..


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














Attended Freighter Schedule 2017

Attended Saturday Freighter Schedule

Colchester Borough Council will collect household items from a number of locations throughout the year as part of the Attended Saturday Freighter Service. You can use this service to dispose of small loads of household items which are not collected as part of your regular kerbside collection. Please don’t use this service to dispose of items which can be recycled, although you can bring garden waste separately which will be composted.

Please note that we cannot accept any of the following items:
•no large loads, fridges, freezers or other electrical goods – these items can be collected as part of the Special Collection Service or taken to your local tip..
•no hazardous waste such as asbestos, batteries, liquids or gas bottles – for information on how to dispose of your hazardous items, visit the Essex County Council Hazardous Waste Advice page.
•no commercial refuse – the Council operates a trade recycling and rubbish collection service, details of which can be found on the Recycling and waste for businesses page.
For more information please email recycling@colchester.gov.uk or phone 01206 282700
LocationDate and Time

Green Lane
8:00am – 9:15am
01 April, 27 May, 22 July

Chappel and Wakes Colne
Swan Grove
8:00am – 9:15am
01 April, 27 May, 22 July

Great Tey
Harold Fairs Rec Ground

9:30am – 10:45am

01 April, 27 May, 22 July



92 people attended the meeting.The chairman of the meeting was the Great Tey Parish Council Chairman Cllr S Beesley.

He said that the meeting had been called so that parishioners could give their views on the Parish’s response to Colchester Borough Council regarding the proposed further site for consideration in the Colchester Local Plan. The site is a proposed 40 house development between Greenfield Drive and New Barn Road in Great Tey, plus 1ha of open space.

He said that a neighbourhood plan has been suggested by some parishioners and he asked for volunteers to set up and run the plan. In the first instance they should contact the clerk of the parish council.

Cllr Beesley then asked for questions and statements and said that he would answer where appropriate:-
1.Can we have a show of hands regarding support for the development – Answer We will have that later in the meeting.
2.Can we have a review of the sites submitted in the Local Plan. Answer The site in Brook Road proposes 17 houses, and the site between Greenfield Drive and New Barn Road proposes 40 houses.
3. Why was this 40 house site submitted so late. Answer I cannot answer on behalf of Colchester Borough Council (CBC).
4.Why is the other site on the other side of Brook Road to the left as you enter the village not proceeding. Answer The preferred site was the 17 houses in Brook Road as you enter the village on the right.
5. There was no answer from CBC when they attended at the last parish council meeting when the 40 house site was discussed and the disruption and the lack of infrastructure in Great Tey was mentioned.
6. There are 275 homes in Great Tey at present, so 57 new houses is 20% not 6% as in the housing plan.
7. Is there a known quota from CBC for houses in Great Tey. Answer No
8. Is there a known plan for infrastructure in Great Tey. Answer No.
9.In that case there should not be development in Great Tey until a suitable infrastructure is in place.
10.Has the parish council considered taking court action regarding the lack of consultation for this 40 house site. Answer No, there is a consultation.
11. Are CBC happy that raw sewage may spill over due to the new houses. Answer We do not know.
12. I am keen that the village is not swallowed up in West Tey and I am in favour of two developments. A healthy village should have a church, pub, a shop, and a primary school. Our school has 48 pupils, some from Colchester, and can take 40 more. We would not get this, or an improved bus service, without more people in the village.
13.We will not get different styles of housing.
14. The parish council should represent views of the village and put their personal views aside.
15.We have an early bus which does not service Great Tey properly. Bures and Colne Engaine have a better bus service than Great Tey.
16. What sort of people will live in the new houses. Answer The proposal states that it would deliver affordable rent housing.
17. The infrastructure under concern includes sewage, roads.
18. An unmanaged building of houses in Great Tey will cause great concern with the traffic and children walking to school.
19.Great Tey is the smallest state school in Essex, and of the 48 pupils only 50% live in Great Tey. The school cannot develop without housing development.
20.This is a wonderful opportunity to consider Great Tey development in the next 20 years plus. We must encourage a village development plan. The village needs to know what it wants.
21. The 40 house site was put forward some years ago for 50 houses.
22. There is no guarantee that the new houses will have children of school age.
23. Can we structure what development we are happy with.
24. I understand that a footpath in Brook Road is important.
25. Were there any objections to the plans for 17 houses in Brook Road. Answer No planning application has been received.
26. The site for 17 houses in Brook Road appears to have the infrastructure for sewage etc.
27. Should all parishioners write separately regarding the 40 house site. Answer Yes, in their own words.
28.There is a definite need for a neighbourhood plan.
29.The 40 house site proposal is not specific, the access points and number of houses is negotiable.
30. A neighbourhood plan is an enormous process and will take years to do.
31.You have not got all the village here so a vote will not be indicative.
32. I suggest that you send a note around the village asking parishioners what they want.
33.Can we not support the site originally proposed on the other side of Brook Road rather than the 40 house site.Answer We can do what we like as long as we have support of the parishioners.
34. There is a meeting of CBC on 27 March so we do not have enough time to send out letters.
35. There is enough people here to get a view what the village wants regarding which site and how many houses.
36.There is some 400 houses in Great Tey parish not 275 houses.
37. When the 40 house site was proposed before, no entrance was allowed off New Barn Road.
38.No one has told us of the type of houses on the 40 house site.
39. Why did the site on the other side of Brook Road not proceed.
40. The concrete roads on the estate would not be able to take construction traffic.

Parishioners asked that a show of hands was given for various sites with various numbers of houses and the results were:-
(a)The preferred site at Brook Road on the right side coming into the village – Those in favour of 20 houses – 50 votes
Those in favour of 30 houses – 15 votes
Those in favour of 50 houses – None

(b)The proposed site between New Barn Road and Greenfield Drive –
Those in favour of 10 houses – 3 votes
Those in favour of 20 houses – 7 votes
Those in favour of 30 houses – 1 vote
If access was not through the estate would you change your vote – 3 votes

(c)The site on the left side of Brook Road coming into the village –
Those in favour of 10 houses – 30 votes
Those in favour of 20 houses – 35 votes
Those in favour of 30 houses – 5 votes
Those in favour of 40 houses – None

(d)Any site elsewhere in Great Tey
Those in favour of 10 houses – 1 vote

41.What would the parish council do for parishioners here. Answer This would be discussed at the next parish council meeting.
42. Doctors’ appointments are difficult now, and more houses will make it worse.
43. There is a flooding issue with the field for the 40 house site which is higher than the surrounding houses.
44. I suggest that Peter Chillingworth, Borough Councillor, is involved as he would help giving planning guidance.
45. A link should be made on the web site to the CBC Local Plan part two.
46. A parishioner said he would take email addresses of those present and contact them and arrange structure of letters to CBC
Cllr Beesley thanked those attending and said that anyone interested in being involved with a neighbourhood plan should contact the clerk of the parish council in the first instance.

The meeting closed at 9.12pm.


Passengers, particularly those using the bus to go to school or work, are strongly recommended to check for the revisions using the National Traveline Service, available at: www.travelinesoutheast.org.uk shortly before undertaking their journey, so that they are aware of any changes that have been made.

The majority of dedicated school contract services, which are not open for use by the general public will not be affected.

The web site at www.travelinesoutheast.org.uk will show the stops in Colchester when you ask for the map from Colchester to Great Tey.

The timetable is:-

Great Tey – Colchester

Monday – Friday

Service 82/82A

82A 82 82 82 82

Great Tey, Church 08:41 09:28 13:41 17:28 18:20

Marks Tey, Station 08:49 09:36 13:49 17:35 18:28

Tollgate, Sainsburys – 09:41 13:54 – 18:33

Colchester, Head Street – 09:55 14:08 – 18:47

Colchester, Stanwell Street 08:58 09:58 14:11 – 18:50

Colchester – Great Tey

Monday – Friday

Service 82/83

82 82 83

Colchester, Stanwell Street 12:20 16:15 17:40

Tollgate, Sainsburys 12:34 16:31 17:56

Marks Tey, Station 12:39 16:36 Bus goes via Fordham

Great Tey, Church 12:47 16:44 18:20

Great Tey – Colchester Service 82


Colchester – Great Tey Service 82


82 82 82

Great Tey, Church 09:28 17:23 Colchester, Stanwell Street 16:15

Marks Tey, Station 09:36 17:35 Tollgate, Sainsburys 16:31

Tollgate, Sainsburys 09:41 17:40 Marks Tey, Station 16:36

Colchester, Head Street 09:55 17:54 Great Tey, Church 16:44

Colchester, Stanwell Street 09:58 17:57

Village Hall

Hire Opportunity Available at Great Tey Village Hall

An opening has become available to start a regular new group/club at Great Tey Village Hall, every Thursday from 4.15 pm onwards.

For further information, please contact Sally Brooks on 01206 210248 or email: greattey.villagehall@gmail.com

To book the village hall please contact the manager:-

Sally Brooks
1 Farmfield Road
Great Tey
Essex CO6 1AB
Telephone:-01206 210248