Consultations and statutory proposals To meet the demand for school places, we may need to build new schools or make changes to existing schools. You can find out about these proposals here. Expansion of Great Bentley Primary School Essex County Council has published a statutory proposal to expand Great Bentley Primary School, with effect from 1 September 2024. Read the Statutory Notice (PDF, 80.69 KB) and Complete Proposal (PDF, 182.21 KB). The representation period is open from 7 September 2023 to 5 October 2023. Have your say You can contact us by: email: email@example.com post: Essex County Council, School Organisation and Planning, County Hall, Chelmsford, Essex CM1 1QH.