Chelmsford MP secures Prime Minister's welcome for Chelmsford’s £218m bid for a Second Railway Station and North East Bypass

Chelmsford MP secures Prime Minister's welcome for Chelmsford’s £218m bid for a Second Railway Station and North East Bypass 

On Wednesday 20th March, Vicky Ford MP secured a question to the Prime Minister during Question Time. This was the first time since the 2017 general election that the Chelmsford MP’s name had been picked for a question to the Prime Minister. Each week, questions to the Prime Minister are selected on a random basis from over 600 MP’s.  Mrs Ford chose to use the opportunity to speak out on behalf of Chelmsford’s campaign for increased infrastructure.

Vicky said: “Every time I’m out and about in Chelmsford and knocking on doors, residents want to discuss the need for improved road and rail links. They understand the need for more homes for local people, but are concerned that we need the infrastructure too. If successful, Essex County Council’s bid to the Housing Infrastructure Fund (HIF) will deliver just this with a new station at Beaulieu Park and a North East Bypass. This will deliver the necessary infrastructure to support our housing growth and, crucially, it will also relieve congestion in the centre of our city.”

The Prime Minister welcomed this bid and recognised the need for additional affordable housing in the region. The Prime Minister also confirmed that the Department of Transport will look very carefully at the bid for a second railway station in Chelmsford.

Mrs Ford said “The people of Chelmsford have waited 25 years for their second railway station. As the City’s MP I will keep fighting for it at every opportunity.”

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