Chelmsford City Council


We hold consultations on important issues in the Chelmsford area, so that local people can shape where they live and the services they receive.

Our Consultation and Engagement Strategy outlines our long-term approach to:

  • involving residents in a consistent and coordinated way
  • using corporate standards
  • adopting innovative approaches
  • following best practice

Our strategy ensures that our consultations are inclusive, accessible and a worthwhile experience for everyone involved.

We are consulting on: 

Taxi fares

This consultation closed on Thursday 30 July 2020.

We have reviewed the feedback and decided to increase Hackney Carriage fares.

You can view the new Hackney Carriage fares.

Planning policy consultations

The consultations on the draft  Making Places SPD and the draft Planning Obligations SPD have now closed, as well as the consultation on a  draft Neighbourhood Plan for South Woodham Ferrers.

You can still view the documents and we will publish the responses shortly.

Local validation list

Our consultation on the  local validation list closed on 15 December 2020. 

We have reviewed the responses and adopted the new Local List in March 2021.

Consultation to changes to Council Tax benefit scheme

Our consultation on changes to the Council Tax benefit scheme closed on Monday 18 January 2021.

You can read the outcome of this consultation.

Parking at Hylands

This consultation closed on 16 March 2021. You can keep up to date on the Hylands consultation.

Community Governance Review

We have been consulting on potential changes to parish council arrangements, in our  Community Governance Review. The latest round of consultation closed on 18 March 2021, but you can read more about the process and next steps.

Chelmer Waterside

We consulted on  the Chelmer Waterside planning framework, until Friday 19 March 2021. We are now considering the comments we received. Chelmsford Policy Board will consider a final draft of the document later this year.

Taxi licensing policy

This consultation closed on 6 April 2021. We are now considering the comments we received. Chelmsford Regulatory Committee will consider a final draft in June.

Planning for the Future White Paper

On the 6 August, the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government published the ‘Planning for the Future White Paper’. This sets out the government’s vision for a reformed planning system.

The consultation is now closed, but you can still view more on the government's planning consultation

You can also read our response.

Bradwell B Nuclear Power Station

China Generation Nuclear Power (CGN) and EDF Energy are developing proposals to build a new nuclear power station (Bradwell B) at Bradwell-on-Sea. Some parts of the development are off-site, which will support construction, are within the Chelmsford Council area.

You can read more about the power station development.

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Last updated: 06 April 2021

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