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.

Self build register

We are consulting on changes to the self-build register and you can give us your views until Wednesday 20 July 2022.

Chelmer Waterside

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

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.

Dovedale Sports Centre

We consulted with users and non-users of Dovedale Sports Centre in early 2022, regarding improvement works. You can download the results of the Dovedale consultationand read the Dovedale press release.

Environmental permit application

We consulted on the Westbury Garden Rooms Ltd application for an environmental permit, until 2 June 2021. The permit was issued in line with the Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2016 (as amended). You can view the Westbury Garden Rooms Ltd environmental permit.

Gambling Policy consultation

We consulted on our Gambling Policy, until 7 October 2021. You can view our Gambling Policy, which we adopted in February 2022.

Hayes Country Park consultation

We consulted on proposed changes to Hayes Country Park caravan site licence until Monday 31 January 2022. We will now consider the comments we received.

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.

Pavement Licensing Policy

We consulted on our Pavement Licensing Policy until Monday 28 February 2022. You can view our Pavement Licensing Policy.

Planning policy consultations

The following planning consultations have now closed: 

You can still view the documents and the responses.

Public Spaces Protection Orders (PSPOs)

Car parks

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. The car parks PSPO was made on 20 July 2021. You can read the PSPO.

Fly posting and roadside advertisements 

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.

City centre

We consulted on an amendment to the Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPOs) that covers Chelmsford city centre, until Tuesday 5 April 2022. 

The PSPO has been updated and extended for a further three years, and will remain in place until 11 April 2025. This will help us address anti-social behaviour cause by youths in the city centre.

Taxi licensing 

The consultation on a proposed change to our taxi licence fees closed on Thursday 3 March 2022. You can view the fares which came into effect 1 April 2022.

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

Draft Public Spaces Protection Order for Creamfields

We consulted to introduce two new PSPOs in relation to the Creamfields Festival at Hylands Park. One covered an area around Hylands Park and the other an area in the City Centre.

The PSPOs helped control anti-social behaviour linked with psychoactive substances (including legal highs) and with ticket touting.

The consultation closed on Wednesday 18 May 2022. You can view the Creamfields PSPOs.

Hackney carriage fares

We consulted on a proposed increase to hackney carriage fares until Wednesday 29 June 2022. After the feedback we received, the Licensing Committee will consider these comments and make a decision on the hearing on 14 July 2022.

New electricity powerlines (East Anglia GREEN project)

On 21 April 2022, National Grid launched a consultation on a project to build a 180km, 400kV electricity powerline in East Anglia from Norwich to Tilbury. There will also be a new substation in Tendring. 

Part of the proposed new transmission line is planned to go through the rural north and west of Chelmsford.

The consultation closed on 16 June 2022. 

You can view more information on the East Anglia GREEN project page or on our new powerlines page.

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. 

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Last updated: 01 July 2022

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