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Find out the latest news from Chelmsford City Council.

Chelmsford celebrates volunteering at VOLFEST as The Big Help Out returns

VOLFEST took place in Chelmsford High Street yesterday ahead of the return of The Big Help Out for 2024.

Chelmsford candidate list for general election published

The list of candidates standing in the UK Parliamentary general election for the Chelmsford constituency has now been published.

Company director disqualified following food hygiene and housing offences

The takeaway operator has been disqualified from acting as a company director and ordered to pay fines and costs totalling £11,620.

Visit Chelmsford’s Local Plan exhibitions

An opportunity is coming up to speak with council staff about Chelmsford's Local Plan review.

Essex Global Summit welcomed to Chelmsford

Over 100 people attended the Essex Global Summit event on 22 May to discuss the future of international trade.

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.

Chelmsford Theatre’s refurb set to be under budget as new outreach programme launches

Chelmsford Theatre's refurbishment project is projected to come in under budget as an exciting new programme of outreach events is launched.

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.

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