Chelmsford City Council

Masterplans for new developments in Chelmsford

Masterplans are high level documents, which set out what we expect from a new development. They mainly relate to strategic growth sites, which we have allocated in the Local Plan. The Local Plan sets out the overall number and locations for homes, jobs and businesses along with the infrastructure needed to support growth.

We use masterplans to help create excellent places to live, work and enjoy, and which are suitable for the individual site. They help us to make sure developments deliver what the area needs, while giving developers some flexibility.

Our Masterplan Procedure sets out the process we follow with developers for relevant sites. It includes details on: 

  • the obligations for both us and developers/promoters
  • the extent of engagement with stakeholders and the public
  • the status of masterplans after they are finalised


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Last updated: 20 July 2022