Planning Consent Approved for South Woodham Ferrers

Kensington & Edinburgh Estates has successfully secured planning consent from Chelmsford City Council for a mixed use development in South Woodham Ferrers.

The site has been approved for a Sainsbury’s food store and new health centre to serve the local community.

The food store will span 45,000 sqft and will include a café, in store bakery and petrol station.

It is said that the new store will bring 320 jobs to the area and will be welcomed competition to Asda, the only other supermarket in the town.

The new health centre will be a state of the art 16,000 sqft health facility which brings the three local GP surgeries together under one roof. The building will span two floors and could potentially allow for a dentist and pharmacy as well as additional facilities to eradicate patients having to travel long distances to clinics.

The local community has lobbied for new health care provisions for many years, therefore the approval from the council has been welcomed.

The development will also benefit from improvements along Burnham Road in which it resides and improvements to transport links and pedestrianised areas to ensure safe access to visitors.

Spencer Cooper of Kensington & Edinburgh Estates commented “We are delighted to have consent granted for the scheme and are thrilled it was met with the backing of the local community at the planning stage.”

“This is a significant development, specifically the state of the art health facility which will make a huge difference to some people’s lives.”
 Cooper added.