Local Plan: Preferred Options Consultation

We are reviewing our adopted Local Plan. We are consulting on the Preferred Options stage NOW! The consultation closes at 4pm on Wednesday 19 June 2024. 

Latest update

From Monday 8 January 2024, Cadent will lay new low pressure gas mains as part of the wider Chelmer Waterside GPRS relocation works. This stage will involve laying a new low pressure gas main, running parallel to the west of the Essex Record Office.

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Exceptionally wet conditions over the last few months have caused surface water on the construction site, delaying the programme. Assuming the weather conditions improve, the works to relocate the Gas Pressure Reduction System (GPRS) should start again in the spring.

However, other works have progressed. These include the installation of a new low pressure gas main alongside the Essex Record Office, and the off-site fabrication of equipment that will be installed within the new GPRS site.

Cadent are continuing to lay new low pressure gas mains as part of the wider Chelmer Waterside GPRS relocation works alongside the Essex Record Office. Further phases will provide new low pressure gas mains along Wharf Road and through the Aspyre development.

The contractors for the new bridge, GRAHAM, continue to progress the foundations for the bridge structure on the north and south sides of the river.

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