• Road Closed Building Works

    Work on the site is not likely to be constrained to the fields.
  • Coggeshall Sign Fields to be Destroyed

    This green field is due to be converted to a maze of narrow streets and cramped housing.
  • Coggeshall Sign Our Identity

    The Clock Tower and village sign are distinctive landmarks within the village.
  • Construction Equipment Disruption

    Building work on this scale will cause severe congestion and delays within the village.
  • Scout Hut Scout Hut

    This building has recently been built to replace the existing village Scout hut. In agreement with Honywood school both sides invested to build something that neither could afford alone. This is to be destroyed in the planned rebuild of the school.
  • Area 2 Fields to be Destroyed

    This green field is due to be converted to a maze of narrow streets and cramped housing.
  • Character Distinctive Buildings

    Coggeshall is full of buildings with history that can easily be identified and do not merge into one.
  • Tilkey Road Tilkey Road

    Currently the estate will access the end of Tilkey Road only with a footpath and cycle way, but will this route be expanded to include traffic?
  • Diggers in the Street Delays

    Construction traffic will be travelling through the village on a daily basis.
  • Listed Houses Character

    The village has a high proportion of listed houses and it is this that makes is attractive.
  • Fields Fields to be Destroyed

    This green field is due to be built upon reducing the natural drainage on the hill above the village.
  • Central Coggeshall Idyllic

    Our small community looks inwards towards its heart.

Who do I need to write to if I oppose this scheme and what should I write?

There are many reasons for objecting to this scheme. On this page we have listed key people that you might like to write to about your concerns. To help you structure your letters we have also included some of the points you could include.

1. A120 and Colne Road JunctionM

Currently the A120 is extremely busy. In addition the Colne Road junction is badly planned, dangerous and the location of many serious accidents every year.

2. East Street, West Street used as a short-cut

There is a very possible risk that if a roundabout is added to the Colne road junction, drivers will use the East– West Street route through Coggeshall village to avoid traffic queues.

3. The proposed pedestrian bridge

The proposed bridge over the A120 providing access to the playing fields could be very dangerous, for example objects could be thrown from the bridge onto the road. The bridge will have to be open 24 hours a day, otherwise people might try to cross the road by foot to access the playing field.

4. The impact on local services

Currently the Coggeshall Doctors’ Surgery and Primary School are operating close to capacity. There is no definite provision in the plan for them to expand to accommodate an increased population.

5. Swimming pool and Scout hut

The existing swimming pool is a charity run, not for profit pool built by members of the village community. The proposed new build will result in its demolition; the volunteers who run the pool were not consulted about this. The Scouts were not consulted about the future of their new hut, this is sited on the old school site and they paid for half of it. Money was raised to build the pool by having planned monthly activities such as sponsored events, rummage sales, big band and supper dances.

6. Drainage and sewage

The proposed development will have an impact on the drainage and sewage systems of the whole village. The proposal does not adequately show how this will be addressed.

Group A

Graeme Fraser Steele,
Marks Hall Estate, Coggeshall, Essex, CO6 1TG
Mr Simon Mason,
Honywood Community Science School, Westfield Drive, Coggeshall, CO6 1PZ
Priti Patel MP,
House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA

Group B

Nicola Beach - Chief Executive,
Braintree District Council, Planning Department, Causeway House, Bocking End, Braintree, Essex, CM7 9HB

Group C

Head Teacher: Mrs A Cole,
St Peter's Church of England (VC) Primary School, Myneer Park, Coggeshall, Colchester, Essex, CO6 1YU

Head Teacher:Ms S Rowledge,
Montessori Soaring High, Purley Farm Barns, Colne Road, Coggeshall, Colchester, CO6 1TH

Head Teacher: Mrs J Pomery,
Feering C of E Primary School, Coggeshall Road, Feering, Essex, CO5 9QB

Head Teacher: Mr M Hawrylak,
Stisted C of E Primary Academy, The Street, Stisted, Braintree, Essex, CM77 8AN

Head Teacher: Mr M Walsh,
St Mary’s Church of England Primary School, Docwra Road, Kelvedon, Essex, CO5 9DS

Head Teacher: Mrs M Vine,
Earls Colne Primary School, Park lane, Earls Colne, Colchester, CO6 2RH

Head Teacher: Mrs Crabb,
Great Tey C of E (Cont) Primary School, Chrismund Way, Great Tey, Colchester, Essex, CO6 1AZ

Head Teacher: Mrs L Berkeley,
St Andrew’s C of E VC Primary School, Mandeville Road, Marks Tey, Colchester, Essex, CO6 1HL

Head Teacher: Mr D Bome,
Copford C of E (VC) Primary School, School Road, Copford, Colchester Essex, CO6 1BX

Media Coverage

We are contacting local papers, radio and TV to raise awareness of this proposal and potential destruction of our village.

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Planning Issues

Plan, click to view in full

Above is a small image of the proposed plans, by clicking on the map you will be able to see the plan in full.

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Traffic Issues

Save Lives Not Time

There are several issues that this proposed development will cause in regard to traffic.
This is one of the most dangerous roads in the country as amply detailed at Save Lives Not Time.com .

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Green Issues

The removal of so much green space immediately around the village, green space, will of course have an impact upon the whole community.

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We are lucky in having the best resource possible, the backing of our community. With individuals of many trades and varying years in experience we have formed the CCAG to combat the poorly thought out plans for our village.

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