Development Proposals for 600 homes and Primary School

As you will be aware, Parker Strategic Land are in the process of public consultation before submitting a planning application to Braintree District Council (BDC), for 600 new homes and a primary school on land next to the Monks Farm development.  This is a speculative proposal on land which is not allocated for development, and is therefore contrary to BDC’s policy. Details of the proposed application and contact details for Parker Strategic Land can be seen on their website at the following address:  https://www.psl-kelvedon.co.uk/

As part of these consultations, the Parish Council received a presentation from Parkers about the proposals, which are as outlined on the above website.  During the presentation, the Parish Council reminded Parkers that the site is not included in BDC’s Local Development Plan and remains contrary to policy, however, at present they intend to submit the application to BDC shortly.

Due to the size of this application the Parish Council agreed at its meeting on 4 May to engage a Planning Consultant to assist them with putting together their response to BDC.  A budget to cover this work had been put aside this year, to enable as robust a response as possible to be put to BDC on behalf of Kelvedon.

To enable the Parish Council to ensure that it is working appropriately for Kelvedon residents on this proposal, please let us know your views to our email address; info@kelvedon.org.uk

However, it is extremely important that when the planning application is in at BDC, residents send their responses directly to BDC, as they are the authority who will make the decision.

The Parish Council will publicise when the application is live and advise of the closing date for comments to BDC.

Annual Reports 2020/21

The Parish Council’s Annual Report and Chairman’s Report can be found below, and at the link in the menu, above:

COIVD-19 Government Guidance

Up to date government guidance and help regarding COVID-19 can be found at the following link: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

Toddler Playgrounds

Our toddler area on the Recreation Ground is now closed, until we install a brand new playground.

Please use the toddler play area just off Glebe Road instead – it’s a lovely enclosed area with various pieces of equipment and plenty of space to run around. See the map below for its location.

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The village is bounded to the north by the River Blackwater where the adjacent village of Feering starts.

Kelvedon railway station has direct links to London Liverpool Street Station with trains approximately every 20 minutes and a journey time of 55 minutes.

Bus services are provided to Chelmsford, Colchester, Tollesbury and Witham.

The A12 dual carriageway runs alongside the village linking Kelvedon with the rest of East Anglia, south through Essex or north through Suffolk and Norfolk.