Tollgate Village would bring big roads boost

The popular Tollgate Village retail and leisure scheme would bring a major package of road improvements for Colchester, it has been revealed.

Tollgate Partnership Limited, the Stanway company behand the multi-million pound project, have pledged to provide what they believe is the biggest infrastructure package for the town to result from a single development.

The package of improvements would include widening some junctions around Tollgate, Stanway, adding additional crossing points along Tollgate West and widening parts of Tollgate West and Tollgate Road. Crucially, other measures would be aimed at alleviating pressure to the A12 roundabout to help eliminate queuing on the carriageway. Further details of the investment can be found on the planning pages of Colchester Borough Council’s website.

Jayne Gee and Daniel Watts, Directors of Tollgate Partnership Limited, said: “We have listened during our extensive consultations with local people and we have then taken expert advice to ensure we can make more positive changes to our fast-growing Borough.”

“This major investment in infrastructure would be in addition to the £16.9m, 1,000 jobs, and much-needed facilities Tollgate Village would bring to Colchester.”

“We are aware that many people think the investment in infrastructure should happen before development takes place. We totally agree with this view and think it should be the case for all major developments, whether that is commercial or residential.”

Tollgate Partnership Limited has an excellent record of investing in the Stanway area including funding the Western bypass, Tollgate West and Tollgate Road.

Tollgate Partnership Limited has appealed against Colchester Borough Council’s controversial decision to refuse planning permission for Tollgate Village. The appeal will be heard in January and will then be decided by The Secretary of State. Meanwhile, the Council will get a second chance to win the investment for Colchester when they consider a revised planning application for Tollgate Village later this year.

Danial Watts and Jayne Gee said: “It is not too late for people to have their say on the Tollgate Village application via a link on and it is essential even those who have commented before register their thoughts again. Perhaps this time the councillors will listen to the overwhelming support for this project.”

Anyone wishing to know more about the appeal, can contact Daniel and Jayne at Updates are also available on the Tollgate Village Facebook page and Twitter account @TollgateV .