Sustainable Development in Chelmsford

The Cabinet member for Sustainable Development has oversight of three areas of council business. This post is currently held by Councillor Mike Mackrory.


This includes:

  • town and country planning, development management, planning enforcement, land charges and tree preservation orders
  • policy relating to the physical development of the City, including the preparation and implementation of the local plan, masterplans, supplementary planning guidance, the designation of conservation areas, the removal of permitted development rights, the making of compulsory purchase orders and the designation of clearance areas
  • emerging transportation policy
  • all building regulations and associated matters

Economic development

This includes:

  • managing our relationship with the Business Improvement District and broader city centre management
  • providing advice and skills initiatives to new and existing local businesses to encourage economic growth
  • promoting local economic development and tourism
  • listed buildings and heritage advice, public realm, community infrastructure levy projects and delivery

Car parking

This includes:

  • overseeing the operation of our car parks and management of the two park and ride sites
  • representing us on the South Essex Parking Partnership
  • overseeing all matters relating to parking enforcement, new parking schemes including resident parking schemes and the required traffic regulation orders

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