In this week's FOCUS you will see a press release from Countryside which says they have submitted an OUTLINE Planning Application for development North of the Burnham Road (B1012).

What they conveniently missed is that the application is a HYBRID one, which means the changes to the Burnham Road are actually a FULL application and if it is agreed by Chelmsford City Council, we will be stuck with it! Residents only have until the 26th November to submit comments to Chelmsford City Council.

If you want to take a look at Countryside/ECC's HYBRID planning application for what they are wanting to build and do, then the documents are available at: Chelmsford City Council Just to warn residents there are a lot of documents (over 100) so you may want to be selective in what you study!

Should you want to comment on any of this then you don't have very long (before the end of the month) and remember the highways stuff is for a FULL application.

Below is a text copy of the Official Site Notice (Yellow Planning Notice signs)


Chelmsford City Council has received an application for:

Hybrid application, (part full and part outline) for:

1. Outline application with all matters reserved for residential development of: up to 1020 homes, up to 88 bedroom units of residential care use (Class C2), up to 1,100 sq m (GEA) neighbourhood centre (Class E) including a multi-purpose community centre, up to 1,200 GEA) of business floorspace (Class E), a 2fe primary school and two 56 place early years facilities, 5 serviced plots for travelling showpeople, landscaping, strategic and local open space and associated buildings and structures, all associated highway infrastructure, pedestrian, cycle and bridleway routes (including partial extinguishment of Bridleway 25), vehicular and cycle parking, drainage works, ground reprofiling, demolition of existing building and all associated ancillary works including services and utilities

2. Full application for the principal means of vehicular access to the site, the initial phase of on-site highway works, strategic ground reprofiling, strategic surface water attenuation, and strategic foul drainage

At: Land North West Of Hamberts Farm Burnham Road South Woodham Ferrers Chelmsford - Reference number: 21/01961/OUT

The application can be viewed on our website at

How to Comment

Online comment form

Write to the Director of Sustainable Communities, Chelmsford City Council, P.O. Box 7544, Civic Centre, Duke Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 1XP, quoting the reference 21/01961/OUT

Comments closing date

All comments must be received by 26 November 2021.

It may not be possible to take late comments into account. Comments cannot be treated as confidential and will be posted on the Council website. If an appeal is lodged all comments will be sent to the Secretary of State and the appellant.

Tracking Applications

To receive email updates about the progress of this application you can click the Track Application button in the top right corner of the website when viewing the application and signing into your account (or creating an account).

If you would like to get alerts about future applications in a particular area, you can register and set up saved searches within Public Access via

Date of notice: 5 November 2021 - Remove notice after closing date has passed

We urge all residents, to make your comments on this application by the due date, please don’t leave it to others!