Proposals to create a temporary rail track access point from Officers’ Meadow in Shenfield are due to be submitted shortly as part of the Crossrail plans.
Recent discussions with Crossrail have centred on the need to mitigate against the impact of planned works on local residents and businesses.
Chairman of the Economic Development Committee, Keith Parker said, “ With details of the next phase of works starting to emerge, it is important that nuisance to residents is kept to a minimum. I am pleased to see that Crossrail is taking these concerns on board and coming forward with proposals that will reduce the number of vehicles travelling past houses by some 90%.”
The plans will be subject to a full planning application and a public meeting has been arranged for Wednesday 2nd September at Hutton Poplars Hall, when information will be available throughout the session and a presentation will be given on the hour by Crossrail representatives. This open forum will take place between 3.30pm – 8.30pm.
Shenfield councillor, Louise Rowlands added, “ I would urge both residents and businesses to attend the meeting in order to understand the details of the plans. Reducing the number of lorry movements in residential side streets should be a priority and these proposals would go a long way to achieving that.”
There is no need to register to attend the meeting on the 2nd September, simply turn up at a time that suits you.