Chelmsford City Council

We want your views on transforming Tindal Square

Tindal Square Consultation

Residents, road users and businesses are being asked for their views on plans to transform Tindal Square and Chelmsford High Street.

The ambitious plans would see a new public space created outside Shire Hall with paving, public seating, planting and a two-way cycle route.

The proposed scheme, which would be delivered by Chelmsford City Council and Essex County Council, will be on show at two public events at High Chelmer Shopping Centre between 10am - 2pm on Saturday 8 June and 3pm - 7pm on Friday 14 June.

You can find out more information and share your views by visiting between 4 June and 16 July.

Councillor Kevin Bentley, Deputy Leader at Essex County Council, said, "We are currently seeing sustainable transport improvements across the city thanks to the Chelmsford City Growth Package.

"As part of that exercise we committed to removing vehicular traffic outside Shire Hall and this scheme not only delivers on that, but also creates a social space outside one of the county's most iconic buildings. 

"It's important that as many people, businesses and other interested parties as possible engage with this consultation to ensure we can create a space which works for everyone."

Councillor Mike Mackrory, Chelmsford City Council's Cabinet Member for Greener Communities, said, "This is a great opportunity to make the most of our historic city centre.

"We want to create an attractive and safe prioritised pedestrian space outside Shire Hall which honours the heritage of this historic location, while also supporting the growing economy of the city.

"I would urge everyone to get online or to come to one of our public events to see our plans for this area and to share their views."

You can find out more and respond to the consultation by visiting

Tuesday 4 June 2019.

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