Countryside Properties and L&Q hopes that only 40% of passengers will travel to station by car

Countryside Properties and its development partner L&Q have submitted a planning application for a new railway station in north-east Chelmsford, in Essex.

The station, which is expected to open in spring 2015, will have four platforms. It will also include a bus interchange and substantial cycle parking. It is expected that 60% of passengers will travel to the station by other means than by car.

This follows a recent planning application for an extension to the Beaulieu Park neighbourhood nearby, which will include up to 4,000 new homes and 750,000ft2 of commercial space, incorporating a business park.