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:

Planning policy consultations

The following planning consultations have now closed: 

You can still view the documents and the responses.

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.

Chelmer Waterside

We consulted on the Chelmer Waterside planning framework in March 2021. You can keep up to date with the Chelmer Waterside project.

Taxi licensing policy

This consultation closed on 6 April 2021. Chelmsford Regulatory Committee approved a final draft in June and we published our updated Taxi licensing policy.

Environmental permit application

We consulted on the Westbury Garden Rooms application for an environmental permit, until 2 June 2021. We are now considering the comments we received.

Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO)

We consulted on a new Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) to ban certain anti-social behaviour in some car parks in the city centre, until 17 June 2021. We are now considering the comments we received. Chelmsford Cabinet will consider a final draft in July.

PSPO for fly posting and roadside advertisements consultation

We consulted on an extension to the Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) for fly posting and roadside advertisements in Chelmsford, until 29 June 2021. 

The PSPO has been extended and will remain in place until 2024. You can read the PSPO.

Hylands TRO

The consultation for the proposed Traffic Regulation Order for Hylands closed on 29 July 2021. You can read about the updated parking scheme proposals.

Gambling policy consultation

We consulted on our gambling policy, until 7 October 2021. We will now consider the comments we received.

Planning for the Future White Paper

On the 6 August 2020, 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


Parliamentary boundary review

The Boundary Commission for England (BCE) is currently reviewing the parliamentary boundaries and is due to finish in 2023. It has published its initial proposals and is encouraging your feedback.

The deadline to submit your response is Monday 2 August 2021.

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Last updated: 14 January 2022

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