News from the Planning Committee Meeting on 1st November

The Parish councillors examined current planning applications in Broomfield and made recommendations to the City Council on behalf of the Parish.

The Committee also heard updates on the Neighbourhood Plan and the joint working group with neighbouring parish councils about Chelmsford’s Local Plan.  The next stage of the Local Plan will be revealed towards the end of November and the Councillors agreed to start getting baseline data together on air pollution on the Main Road/Broomfield Road corridor.

Finally, the Committee discussed new Government proposals on housebuilding and agreed that a response is needed as there is no reference to homelessness or social housing.  The Councillors are also concerned about the Government’s very market-driven approach will mean that areas in the South-East like Chelmsford will have to set even higher house building targets.

Draft minutes will be on the parish council website shortly. Our next meeting is on Wed 6th December, 7.30pm in the Parish Office.  Any Broomfield resident is welcome to attend.