Chelmsford City Council encourages communities to produce their individual Village Design Statements, the key aspects being wide community involvement and consensus.
Galleywood Parish Council promoted and maintained support throughout the process, with a councillor actively serving on the steering committee.
The Galleywood Village Design Statement was developed by the steering committee of the Galleywood Village Design Statement Association, a voluntary organisation constituted in March 2003.
The views of the community were continually sought to identify the character and special features of the parish and record them over the consultation period 2003-2004.
The thirty six page Village Design Statement was published in May 2005