Chelmsford City Council

Help decide how infrastructure money is allocated

Chelmsford City Council has published its new Draft Planning Obligations Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) for public consultation until 6 September 2018.

This document is an important part of providing infrastructure to support development in the area. It identifies topic areas where money from developers' planning obligations may be needed to provide new infrastructure such as roads, schools, paths and much more.

This new infrastructure helps to manage the impact of development, including that outlined in the draft Local Plan, so that new homes and business premises can integrate into the city.

Each section of the Draft Planning Obligations SPD sets out:

  • the policy to require contributions from developers
  • at what stage in the planning process a contribution may be required
  • when money should be provided
  • any exceptions

The Council is also consulting on some minor amendments to its Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) Regulation 123 List. The 123 list sets out strategic projects that new developments will be expected to make financial contributions to, such as major roads or leisure projects.

The Council is calling on as many people and organisations as possible to have their say on the draft SPD. More details on how to get involved and documents for downloading during the consultation period can be found at www.chelmsford.gov.uk/new-local-plan. Just select 'Consultation on draft Planning Obligations Supplementary Planning Document (SPD)' from 12 July 2018.

The best to find out more is online, using the specially-designed Consultation Portal. Visit www.chelmsford.gov.uk/planningpolicyconsult to read the consultation documents, make comments, sign up for alerts to future consultations, and find out more about how the Consultation Portal works. You can register at any time. Using the Portal means your comments can be quickly and accurately recorded.

To get in touch, email planning.policy@chelmsford.gov.uk or call 01245 606330.


Friday 13 July 2018

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