Chelmsford City Council

Chelmsford, along with the rest of England, is now in lockdown until further notice. You can find out what this means and get other useful information on our coronavirus updates page.


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 consultation

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.

Chelmer Waterside

The consultation closed on Monday 24 August. You can still read about the ongoing Chelmer Waterside project.

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 will review any consultation responses we received and make any necessary amendments before adopting the Local List in early 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.

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: 21 January 2021

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