Don't Choke Chelmsford

Graham Pooley traffic congestion viewed from wing mirror # 10,000 new houses / flats into Chelmsford from 2001 to 2016 [Reports]

# 20,000 more 2017-2036 - read the details here

"Young people and young families need affordable housing," says Chelmsford Liberal Democrat Leader Stephen Robinson, "but these are the wrong places, scattered around and without the right infrastructure. Local services are already under strain, the road network is at 96% capacity, and it is just going to get worse."

Chelmsford's Conservative-run Council is putting 3,000 houses on green fields now, and is planning 13,500 more on green fields (and 2500 in urban areas) to 2036. They have allowed developers to build 1750 houses before the new relief road has to be built [read more] and agreed to sell off a major central Chelmsford site (that is a car park) for houses [more].

We need action to cut congestion - such as a third Park & Ride at Widford (maybe a fourth), better local bus services, better access to rail services, and improved cycling provision.

We need new infrastructure - at the same time as the developments, not after. But Chelmsford Conservatives rejected our proposal for that. [Report]

Chelmsford Council has accumulated cash but won't fix the congestion and housing crisis [article]

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We the undersigned oppose overdevelopment of central Chelmsford with too many flats and the urban sprawl on green fields, especially to the north / west of Chelmsford. New development should be located close to transport links and be built with better local facilities and services.

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