The village and the wider parish of Boreham covers an area of about 1,554 hectares (3,840 acres) and has a population of approximately 4,000 people.
Outline planning application for development of up to 200 homes and creation of new publicly accessible open space on land South East of the Lion Inn, Main Road, Boreham.
Update: February 2015
Application Ref: 14/00826/OUT
Appeal Ref: APP/W1525/W/14/3001771
An appeal has been made to the Planning Inspectorate in respect of the above site. The appeal follows the refusal of planning permission by Chelmsford City Council for the proposed development. You can view the appeal documents on line at: www.chelmsford.gov.uk/planningonline. Any comments you may wish to make concerning this appeal can be made on line by going to www.planningportal.gov.uk/pcs and clicking on 'Comment on an appeal online'.
The Parish Council was delighted that Chelmsford City Council refused the above planning application. It was extremely pleasing to see the village come together to fight this development; 139 people turned up at the City Council Planning Meeting when the application was discussed, 137 of which were from the village, and a number of people spoke – quite a daunting task if you have never done this before – and everyone conducted themselves in an excellent manner. Our thanks go to the Conservation Society for organising the excellent public meeting to discuss this, and the other planning issues affecting our village. It shows what a village can achieve when everyone works together. The applicant now has a period of 3 months in which it can appeal. Thank you to everyone for their efforts.
Watch this space for updates.