Great Tey Neighbourhood Plan 2022-2033 (Regulation 16)

Ended on the 25 March 2024


When the Localism Act 2011 came into force, it gave communities the opportunity to prepare neighbourhood plans that will have a meaningful say in what happens in those communities over many years.

A Neighbourhood Plan, once 'made', is a legally binding document that will shape and guide the development of the parish. The Great Tey Neighbourhood Plan is the vehicle to determine the parish's future and the final document will be a material consideration that Colchester City Council (as the local planning authority that determines planning applications), is required to use in the decision-making process for planning applications.

Neighbourhood plans are not opportunities to simply say 'no' to development. They must work alongside national planning policy and the recently-adopted Colchester Local Plan (Sections 1 and 2) to shape growth over the period to 2033. As the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) 2023 states, "Neighbourhood planning gives communities the power to develop a shared vision for their area" (paragraph 29).

The Neighbourhood Plan Team would like to thank everyone that has engaged with and supported the development of the Great Tey Neighbourhood Plan.

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