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Army and Navy Taskforce agrees terms of reference and scope of work

17 October 2018

The first meeting of a special task force which will consider the future options for the Army and Navy junction in Chelmsford has taken place.

The areas the working group will be looking at were discussed along with the initial objectives and timeframes for the work it will carry out.

The Task Force will aim to develop long-term solutions for the junction in Chelmsford, a key strategic junction funnelling traffic into the City centre.

It is anticipated that the development of a strategic outline business case, containing options for the development and improvement of the roundabout, will be presented in 12 months' time.

A panel of elected members from the City, including the Parish Council, will have oversight and ownership of the development of the business case.

The panel consists of:  Vicky Ford, MP for Chelmsford; Cllr Kevin Bentley, Deputy Leader and Cabinet member for Infrastructure, Essex County Council;  Cllr John Spence, County Councillor for Chelmer;  Cllr Jenny Chandler, County Councillor Great Baddow; Cllr Dick Madden, County Councillor for Chelmsford Central; Cllr Roy Whitehead, Leader of Chelmsford City Council; Cllr Peter Sadowsky, representing Great Baddow Parish Council.

They will be supported in their work by officers from both the County and City Councils.

It is hoped that initial strategic options will be discussed before the end of 2018.