The Vision for Eight Ash Green is that it should remain a small village located in a rural setting, mainly consisting of residential dwellings interspersed with open farmland but also containing some small business premises. Eight Ash Green should continue to enjoy wide open spaces within the village with uninterrupted views of the countryside. It should remain clearly separated from other nearby villages – it is not and should not become a suburb of either Stanway, Colchester or the proposed West Tey Garden Community/New Town.
On 5th December 2019, the full Colchester Borough Council unanimously formally adopted the Neighbourhood Plan for Eight Ash Green. The Plan is now a statutory document to be used by Colchester Borough Council planners and the Planning Committee when considering future planning applications in the village. The Plan forms part of the Local Plan for the Borough over the period 2017 – 2033.
Applicants for planning permission, builders and developers will be required to take account of both the Neighbourhood Plan as well as Village Design Statement of 2013, in putting forward their proposals. The Parish Council will defer to both documents in considering any future planning applications.
To view the Eight Ash Green Neighbourhood Plan click on the link below.