Councillor Roberts attended the meeting which concerned the Garden Village development north of Chelmsford.

He raised the issue of promises made about SWF “The Riverside Country Town” and how we are now facing development on the countryside. Will the Garden Village suffer the same fate in future?

The Garden Village development involves several developers who will be required to work together to produce a coherent development in a seamless way. It’s development will cover the current Local Plan Period plus the next one up to about 2041/2.

Cllr. Roberts was the only opposition councillor present - the Tories did not turn up! This was raised by the Chairman at the conclusion of the meeting.

The minutes are available at: Policy Board 19th December 2023.