A consultation on Chelmsford City Council’s new Local Plan has now closed. Officers are now dealing with all the representations made which are expected to run into the thousands. These have been made by landowners and developers, partner organisations, utility companies, town and parish councils, and the public.
This consultation stage called the ‘Preferred Options’ identified the proposed quantity and locations for new homes up to 2036, along with other things needed to support growth, such as where children will go to school, where people will work, and how they will get around.
As part of the consultation, the Council engaged with nearly 2,700 people through a programme of exhibitions and leaflet handouts, which were held across nearly 20 locations in the City Council’s area.
A feedback report on all the representations will be prepared, before these responses are used to refine the next version of the draft Local Plan. Called the Local Plan – Pre-Submission, there will be a final round of consultation in the autumn, before approval is sought from City Council Members and then the Secretary of State.
The consultation documents are still available to view at www.chelmsford.gov.uk/preferred-options. To get in touch, email email@example.com or call 01245 606330.