Chelmsford council sells off central area car park for housing

March 3, 2015 9:52 PM

At a secret meeting, Chelmsford's Conservative-run council agreed to sell off the Wharf Road car park for housing.

When the Lib Dems ran Chelmsford council, up to 2003, their plan was for this site to see a wider variety of uses, including a home for the Marconi archives, leisure facilities, concert hall, hotel and exhibition space. Said Lib Dem Cllr. Stephen Robinson, "This is a huge wasted opportunity to do something really special with a major, very central site."

The Liberal Democrats also opposed the topic being discussed in secret. Cllr. Robinson added, "The public have a right to know what the council is doing with publicly-owned assets."

The Liberal Democrats are the opposition on Chelmsford City Council, with 16 seats. There is only 1 Labour councillor.

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