Chelmsford’s Natural Environment is in Danger.
The world’s population is growing rapidly. There are an estimated 7.8 billion people on the planet, which is expected to rise to 10 billion people by the year 2050. This means we need more housing, which means more waste, more strain on limited natural resources and locally, pressure on Chelmsford’s recycling & waste teams to collect and process it all.
An ever-increasing population also brings a demand for more shops and factories, more resources like food, water and electricity, plus the demand for roads to carry more cars and public services to help more people.
It’s very important that while Chelmsford evolves for this growing population, our city’s natural resources and green spaces are not only protected but enhanced. Once we lose them, they may never come back.