Chelmsford City Growth Package

Aerial view of Chelmsford

This consultation has now CLOSED

What’s the problem?

Chelmsford is growing and developing into a place where people want to live, work, shop, and spend time. With this growth, there is an increase in demand for travel on our already busy road network.

At the moment, the road network has only 4% space left at peak times.

If we don’t do something to reduce the pressure on the existing road network, the problem is going to get worse 

  • More frequent traffic jams
  • A negative effect on the city’s economy
  • A negative effect on air quality  

There is not the available space in the city centre to increase capacity on the existing roads, or build new roads. This would also not solve the issue as it would further encourage extra car journeys and quickly use up the new space.

What’s the solution?

We need a strategic approach to help solve the issues that are currently in existence on Chelmsford’s transport network. Looking to the future, we need to progress in a way that ensures that what we have in Chelmsford can be used and enjoyed for generations to come.

Investing in sustainable transport methods is therefore a key part of the solution.

We also need to challenge the way people think about travelling to, from and within Chelmsford.

We need to make alternatives to the car attractive enough to persuade people to alter their habits.


Source: Census (2011) journey to work data

The Chelmsford City Growth Package

Essex County Council has secured £15 million to be invested in sustainable transport methods designed to help alleviate pressure on Chelmsford’s road network.  These improvements to the network need to be made by 2021.

The Chelmsford City Growth Package includes a number of potential schemes. In order to gather feedback on these proposals we are undertaking a consultation exercise over the summer.


We will be holding a series of consultation events – the information for these is below

The consultation

We want to know what you think, which is why we are going to consult on the proposals. The consultation period will be launched on 17th July and will run for six weeks, closing on 28th August at 23:59. During the consultation period, we will be holding a series of information events which anyone can attend to find out more about the proposals.

The events are as follows:








12.30 - 17.30

Broomfield Village Hall, 158 Main Road, Broomfield, Chelmsford, CM1 7AH

 City Centre 


13.00 - 20.00

County Cricket Ground, New Writtle Street, Chelmsford, CM2 0PG 



13.00 - 20.00

Chelmsford City Football Club, Salerno Way, Chelmsford, CM1 2EH



10.00 - 16.00

Broomfield Hospital, Court Road, Broomfield, Chelmsford, CM1 7ET

 Springfield/ Chelmer  Village 


13.00 - 20.00

Chelmsford Rugby Club, Coronation Park, Timsons Lane, Chelmsford, CM2 6AG

 Great Baddow 


13.00 - 20.00

Parish Hall, 19 Maldon Road, Great Baddow, Chelmsford, CM2 7DW

 City Centre 


10.00 - 16.00

High Chelmer Shopping Centre, Exchange Way, Market Road, Chelmsford, CM1 1XB


Map showing the locations of the proposed schemes in the Chelmsford City Growth Package 

We have also produced a series of documents which you can find below to explain the detail about each of the proposed schemes. The documents split the proposals into five geographical areas: North Chelmsford, West Chelmsford, South and East Chelmsford, Chelmsford City Centre, and Parkway.

Public Consultation Documents

Chelmsford City Growth Package - North Chelmsford - PDF
Chelmsford City Growth Package - West Chelmsford PDF
Chelmsford City Growth Package - City Centre - PDF
Chelmsford City Growth Package - Parkway Corridor - PDF
Chelmsford City Growth Package - South and East

 PLEASE NOTE: This consultation has now CLOSED


How to respond

To contribute your views, you can respond to the consultation in three ways:

Online – you can complete the questionnaire online

Email – you can write a response and submit it by email to

By post – you can print and complete the questionnaire at the back of the introduction volume, returning it to:

Engagement Team
226 Tower Bridge Road

Feedback received during the consultation period will be analysed and a consultation report will be produced. The responses to the consultation will inform the business case of the Chelmsford City Growth Package.