Traffic chaos as Chelmsford council gives into developers

January 31, 2015 7:04 PM

Graham Pooley traffic congestion viewed from wing mirror 1750 houses can now be built on the north east edge of Chelmsford before a new relief road must be built. The developer of houses around the Channels golf course was given planning permission last week to increase their housebuilding plans.

Bellway homes can build all 750 of their homes before the road is built; previously the limit was 350.

Countryside Properties was previously told they could build 1,000 houses off White Hart Lane (of their 3600 total) before the new road must be built.

The new road will eventually go from the A130 near Little Waltham east to the Boreham interchange.

Liberal Democrat councillors Ian Fuller and Mike Mackrory argued strongly that allowing so many houses to be built before the relief road would make an already chaotic traffic situation SO much worse.

The same planning committee also gave permission for 198 houses north of Copperfield Road, north west Chelmsford, in addition to the 60 already given permission at the same location.

If you are unhappy about this, sign our petition: "Don't Choke Chelmsford".

More information about the planning committee meeting here: http://www.chelmsford.gov.uk/planning-committee-20-jan-2015-700pm