And still they come… developers apply to build 800 houses near racecourse


If approved, the housing would be built close to the A131

Chelmsford City Council has received an application to build 800 homes and a school close to the city’s racecourse.
Bellway Essex, Harrow Estates and Moulsham Hall Estates have put together the plans, which include a children’s nursery, neighbourhood centre and residential care home, for the site, which was allocated for housing in the Chelmsford Local Plan, adopted in May 2020.
The council approved a masterplan for the site, south of the racecourse and the other side of the A131 to Great Leighs, in March 2023 – it has now received this outline planning application for the housing development and associated access.