Chelmsford Council will use new Local Plan to deliver infrastructure and affordable housing

March 3, 2020 11:08 AM

CCC local plan logo ()Chelmsford Council will use its new Local Plan to deliver more infrastructure to go with the coming development, genuinely affordable housing, and to ensure that development is really sustainable. That was the pledge by the Lib Dem Leader of Chelmsford City Council, Councillor Stephen Robinson as the new Local Plan received the 'seal of approval' from central Government.

The final Inspector's Report on the examination of the Chelmsford Local Plan was received by the Council on Tuesday 25 February. The report concludes that the Local Plan is legally compliant and sound, subject to a number of changes which were the subject of public consultation last Autumn. This means the City Council can now formally adopt the plan.

The Local Plan provides a long-term strategy that will ensure that local needs for new homes, employment, shops, open space and supporting infrastructure, are met in a sustainable and appropriate manner. It has also been drawn up following significant consultation with local communities and other stakeholders.

Councillor Stephen Robinson added: "We are delighted to receive the Inspector's Report which concludes that the Local Plan will provide an appropriate basis for the planning of the Council's area. It now allows us to make arrangements to formally adopt the plan as council policy."

The Inspector's Report is available to view and download at www.chelmsford.gov.uk/planningand-building-control/planning-policy-and-new-local-plan/new-local-plan/local-plan-examination.
Copies will also be available to view in local libraries and at the Council's Customer Service Centre from early March.