Over the next 20 years, the new landscape-led Garden Community will include over 50% of the land area as green infrastructure, approximately 5,500 new homes and 60,000 sqm of employment space.
Designed around four new villages, the masterplan will create distinct areas of varying character with each village centre offering hubs of activity and local amenities. The Garden Community will feature four primary schools, a secondary school, local employment hubs, a new medical centre, a community centre and a village hall which will be the home of the newly created Chelmsford Garden Community Council.
The DFD has been underpinned by a set of guiding principles to assist in creating the overall ethos and vision for Chelmsford Garden Community. The document contains Framework Parameter Plans, an illustrative masterplan, an approach to design coding, and sets out delivery and phasing and a stewardship plan for the long-term. It provides a comprehensive and thorough framework for delivering the new community to guide and inform all future planning applications.