Chelmsford City Council

Developing the new Local Plan

We are currently working on a new Local Plan, which will shape future growth and development in Chelmsford until 2036.

The new Local Plan will replace our existing plans, and will make sure that the right types of developments are built in the right places.

We will continue to develop the new local plan over the next year, before we adopt it in early 2019.

The consultation has now closed. We are currently reviewing the comments, and will be publishing feedback reports later this year.

We report progress on the Local Plan to our Development Policy Committee.

You can download our latest newsletter to view a summary of the progress of the new Local Plan.


1. Issues and optionsNovember 2015 to January 2016Complete
2. Preferred optionsMarch 2017 to May 2017Feedback stage
3. Final draft Local PlanJanuary 2018 to March 2018Upcoming
4. Submission to Secretary of StateSummer 2018Upcoming
5. Independent examinationAutumn 2018Upcoming
6. Adoption of the new Local PlanEarly 2019Upcoming

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