Chelmsford City Council

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Warren Farm Masterplan to go out for consultation

Public consultation on plans to develop land to the north of Roxwell Road in Chelmsford, known locally as Warren Farm, will begin this Friday.

The Chelmsford Local Plan was adopted on Wednesday 27 May, which means this site is now allocated for development. The masterplan is being developed in accordance with the aims of that Plan and is a chance for residents to influence how the development proceeds. It is one of 11 major sites identified in the Plan and will deliver much-needed new homes and supporting facilities. 

Residents and interested parties are invited to give their feedback on the masterplan in an online consultation that will run until Friday 3 July 2020. 

You can visit www.chelmsford.gov.uk/planningonline (reference 18/00001/MAS) to read the documents and to make your comments. 

All comments will be carefully considered as part of the approval process and residents will be kept informed on progress and any future planning application.

The developer Crest Nicholson submitted this revised masterplan for a new development at land to the north of Roxwell Road, which includes the following key elements:

  • Around 800 new homes (of which, 35% will be affordable housing)
  • Local highways improvements, including a new access, new roundabouts and pedestrian crossings
  • Upgraded playground and open space off Avon Road
  • New parkland with planting and opportunities for biodiversity enhancements
  • New public play areas and sporting facilities, including pitches, changing facilities and an ecology park
  • Integration of Centenary Circle Walk across the site and provision of footpaths, cycle routes and adventure trail
  • A new primary school, nursery and neighbourhood centre.
  • Bus, cycle and pedestrian link into Avon Road (maximum speed of 20mph)
  • Travelling showpeople site for five serviced plots with separate access
  • Green landscaped buffer along Roxwell Road

Cabinet Member for Sustainable Development, Councillor Mike Mackrory, said, “Our vision is to deliver high-quality infrastructure and homes, including affordable housing, alongside exceptional green spaces and supporting services. We are now seeking the views of local residents, businesses and other stakeholders to develop this vision. Your feedback will help to shape this masterplan – which will help guide future development of the site.”

To find out more visit www.chelmsford.gov.uk/planningonline (reference 18/00001/MAS) where you can make comments and track progress. Comments can also be submitted in writing to: Planning Development Management Services, PO Box 7544, Civic Centre, Duke Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 1XP. All comments should be received by 3 July and must include your name and address. 

If you require further information or wish to discuss the proposal in more detail, please call Chelmsford City Council on 01245 606826 (video call available upon request). 

Thursday 4 June 2020

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