SERCLE (Stop the Erosion of Rural Communities in Local Essex) is a local community group, established to fight the proposed West of Braintree new town settlement of 13,000 homes.
SERCLE is supported by local Parish Councils, including Felsted.
The impact on our Parish of 13,000 new houses just to the north of Felsted would be severe. Traffic congestion would hit the village centre in particular, as commuters find routes to their places of work and, already overloaded, local services would be stretched to breaking point.
Working with other parishes, we have issued news releases explaining how we are fighting the New Town proposal, currently being considered by Uttlesford and Braintree District Councils within their Local Plan processes.