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Corportate Communications

Corporate Communications is our central account for writing about Chelmsford

Climate emergency and Local Plan prioritised in Cabinet changes

The council's Cabinet has been reshuffled to reinforce efforts to tackle climate change and to recognise the importance of the Local Plan.

Planning talking points: how a city is shaped

Consistent planning regulations aim to ensure places are as beautiful, sustainable, practical, and pleasant as possible.

Planning talking points: planning beyond homes — the big picture

Planning isn’t all about homes. The Local Plan, which guides where and what development can happen in Chelmsford, includes much more.

Planning talking points: can our homes be good for nature?

In its emerging new Local Plan, Chelmsford is setting clear rules for new developments, which should leave the environment better off.

Planning talking points: calming the waters

How the city council factors in flood risk and mitigation measures when creating and reviewing its Local Plan.

Your opportunity to shape Chelmsford’s future growth

Starting Wednesday 8 May, you can have your say as the council starts its next round of public consultation on the draft Local Plan.