Residents are invited to offer their opinions on proposals to expand Chelmer Valley Park and Ride in Chelmsford.

Hundreds have already responded to the proposed 500-space expansion, planned as part of our Essex County Council’s Army and Navy Sustainable Transport Package.

The expansion would help meet demand which will come from planned growth in the north of Chelmsford and the Braintree district.

The expansion would be made to the east and slightly to the north of the existing Chelmer Valley Park and Ride site, off the A130 Essex Regiment Way.

A final drop-in public consultation event was held at High Chelmer Shopping Centre in Chelmsford on February 25.

Cllr Lesley Wagland OBE, Essex County Council cabinet member for economic renewal, infrastructure and planning, said: “The proposed expansion of Chelmer Valley Park and Ride is an important part of the Army and Navy Sustainable Transport Package and our wider strategy for Chelmsford.

“Park and Ride helps manage the number of cars on the city’s roads, reducing congestion and improving air quality.

“Through the expansion of the Chelmer Valley site, we will be able to meet future demand and help encourage safer, greener and healthier travel.

“We want to hear people’s views, so please take the opportunity to provide your feedback before the public consultation closes.”

Full details can be found here.

The consultation closes on Sunday March 12.

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