Chelmsford City Council has published its new Local Plan for six weeks public consultation finishing at 4.45pm on Wednesday 14 March 2018.
This consultation stage, called the ‘Pre-Submission’, identifies how many homes, jobs and businesses are being planned for and their locations for the period 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. The aim is to get the right type of development in the right places to meet the growing needs of local people and businesses, while protecting our environment.
The Council is also consulting on draft planning policies, which will be used to determine future planning applications. The Pre-Submission Local Plan also includes the policies map showing the site allocations and areas for protection.
The Council wants to encourage as many people and organisations as possible to have their say on the Pre-Submission document and on its Sustainability and Habitats Assessments.
Come along to the drop-in exhibition at High Chelmer Shopping Centre, Exchange Way, where information on the Local Plan will be displayed all-day from Monday 19 February to Friday 23 February. Members of the Council’s Planning and Housing Policy Team will be at the exhibition stand from 11.30am to 2.30pm on Thursday 22 and Friday 23 to discuss the Local Plan and answer any questions.
To find out more about the consultation, please visit the specially designed Consultation Portal www.chelmsford.gov.uk/planningpolicyconsult, where you can read and comment on the consultation documents and sign up for alerts to future consultations. You can register at any time. Using the Portal means comments can be accurately recorded and quickly processed.
More information can also be found at www.chelmsford.gov.uk/pre-submission. To get in touch, email email@example.com or call 01245 606330.
Tuesday 6 February 2018