Chelmsford City Council

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Existing local plans

Our existing local plan is called the Local Development Framework, and it is made up of five key documents.

The documents set out proposals and policies about where we expect development and change until 2021. They also set out specific policies that we use to make decisions on planning applications across the Chelmsford area.

This evidence base only relates to the 2008 Local Development Framework.

We are currently working on our new Local Plan which will help us plan growth until 2036. We will replace all of the existing plans with the new Local Plan in 2020. A separate evidence base supports our new Local Plan.

Documents covering the whole of the Chelmsford City Council area

Our Core Strategy and Development Control Policies (2008):

  • sets out the area wide planning strategy, objectives and policies up to 2012
  • includes the Proposals Maps to show the policies geographically

Our Focused Review - Core Strategy and Development Control Policies (2013)reviews the Core Strategy and Development Control Policies. We carried out this review to ensure it was consistent with the 2012 National Planning Policy Framework.

Our Site Allocations Document (2012)allocates land for a range of uses to implement the Core Strategy and Development Control Policies.

To view our proposals maps, you need to choose Site Allocations from the list of categories. You can also search the A to Z of all documents for 'SAD' to find the maps.

Documents covering Chelmsford City Centre

Our Chelmsford Town Centre Area Action Plan (2008)and CTCAAP Proposals Mapguides development in central Chelmsford. This includes buildings, infrastructure and public realm. 

Documents covering North Chelmsford

Our North Chelmsford Area Action Plan  (2011)and NCAAP Proposals Mapset out we will achieve growth in North Chelmsford. This includes the amount and location of development for expanded and new communities.

A to Z of all Local Development Framework documents

This A to Z list includes the key documents and also the Local Development Framework evidence base.

You can search by keyword or expands the list of categories to find what you are looking for.

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