Do you want 800 New Homes in WRITTLE?

At Warren Farm (the Sunflower Site) North of the A1060 Roxwell Road

The Consultation Ends 4.45pm on Wednesday, 14th March

Comments forms can also be downloaded here

You can also comment online at

The Writtle Parish Council Response can be found in the Writtle Flyer here


Achieved so far

10% of Households voted against the last proposal.  We need even more to vote against it this time.  In the last consultation we managed to reduce the number of new homes from 3,000 to 800.  A 70% reduction on Planners original proposal.

Traffic Consultants have said it will cause

Traffic congestion morning and evening peak at

The Green morning up to 100% plus evening 90%

Lordship Road morning and evening up to 100%

Roxwell Road morning and evening up to 100%

Chignal Road morning and evening up to 100%

And even worse Gridlock outside the Schools


If you completed an earlier consultation document don't sit back in the belief you have done all that you can do.  The City Council has decided that only responses from this final consultation will go forward for further consideration.  We believe this is most unfair and have told them so but it should make us all even more determined to express our views.


Forthcoming Meetings

Planning & Development Committee Meeting - Monday, 19 March 2018 - 7.30pm

Environment Committee Meeting - Monday, 19 March 2018 - 8.15pm


Siltex Treatment of Wear Pond

Writtle Parish Council will be treating the Wear Pond with Siltex to help reduce organic silt build up in the pond. It is harmless to plants and animals. There will be 2 or 3 treatments over the next 3 months.

Siltex is a natural and inexpensive way to reduce organic silt in ponds, lakes and rivers. It is a highly porous form of Calcium Carbonate, or chalk, made up of minute particles. Being Calcium Carbonate it is completely harmless to plants and wildlife.

What are the main benefits of using Siltex?

  • It decreases organic and oxidisable matter which is displayed as
  • a reduction in silt levels
  • It increases oxygenation and stimulates aerobic micro-organisms
  • It improves water clarity by settling suspended waterborne solids
  • It reduces methane production by silt body
  • It counteracts acidity in the water and the silt
  • It provides essential Calcium for plants and wildlife
  • It increases biodiversity within the water bodies

SILTEX can be used in freshwater environments such as ponds, lakes, reservoirs, rivers, canals and fisheries where organic silt accumulation is a problem. It can also be used to raise the pH value of water bodies suffering form acidification.

Silt is organic matter, plus sand and clay, combined with water, which forms a spongy mass. Organic silt accumulates when the micro-organisms that normally feed on the organic matter are no longer present, due to low oxygen levels and increased acidity. The microscopic SILTEX particles are able to penetrate right in to the silt layer and create the right environment for the micro-organisms to re-establish themselves and start to digest the organic matter, thus reducing the silt volume. SILTEX works best when the silt has a high organic content, combined with acidity.



Bench Refurbishment Programme

Please note that we have started a refurbishment programme on benches around the village.  This will involve some of the benches being removed for refurbishment.  Please note that all benches will be returned w/c 29 January 2018.


Chase and Oxney Allotment Plots

If you are interested in an allotment plot, please contact the Assistant Clerk on or telephone 01245 420066

The rents for the plots are £25.00 for a full plot, £12.50 for a half plot and the usual concessions for allotment year 2017/18.

Please note that allotment rent for the year commencing 1 October 2018 will be increasing to £30.00 per full plot, £15 per half plot and £18.00 concessions on a full plot and £9.00 on a half plot.

If you have any queries please email