|Population||6,496 (2011 Census)|
|OS grid reference|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Postcode district||CM7, CM77|
|Ambulance||East of England|
|EU Parliament||East of England|
Great Notley is a suburban development, built mostly by Countryside Properties, to the south-west of Braintree, Essex in England. It has an approximate population of 5,500 and became an independent civil parish on 1 April 2000 as a result of The Great Notley Parish Council Order 2000.
Excavations in Great Notley revealed the remains of Iron Age and Roman settlements with a series of enclosures overlaid with a Roman development on the site of the Skyline Business Park, where it is thought that there was a series of occupations on the site from the late Iron Age onwards, which included brewing, farming and the production of textiles.
- Notley Green hamlet, to the south
- Oaklands Manor hamlet, centred on a new manor house
- Panners Farm hamlet, to the north
It is cited as an example of Countryside Properties's design philosophy of 'instant maturity' and 'instant community'.
Due to the size of Great Notley, there is little in the way of indoor entertainment facilities. Outdoor entertainment includes various playgrounds and the aforementioned country park (known as the 'Discovery Centre'), which has recently[when?] undergone construction work to include an assault course, café and water features.
There are various small businesses operating in Great Notley, including a veterinary centre, a public house (the Prince Louis), an estate agents and a tanning salon. There is also a Tesco supermarket located in the garden village, making it the third Tesco to be built within the Braintree district.
There are two schools in Great Notley; White Court Primary School and Notley Green Primary School, which was opened in 1999. The main secondary school for the area is Notley High School, which is located in the neighbouring village of Black Notley.
- "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 3 September 2016.
- Jarvis, Joanne (January 2009). "Braintree is reborn". Essex Life. Archant.
- Countryside Properties (2007-02-09). "Case Study - Great Notley Garden Village, Braintree". Retrieved 2007-05-13.
- Daisy Froud, Countryside Properties and the Shape of Time, University of London, 2002. Reprinted in Home Cultures Journal, 2004. Illustrated academic review.