Thanks. We have not chosen an area to buy a house yet. We thought it would be better to check the transport links and then decide on the area we want to move. Both myself and my husband need to travel to Central London for work. So we thought moving to Chelmsford would be better. I also need to find a primary school for my 6 year old DD. Any advise much appreciated.
Others would be able to advise on the desirability of the primary schools, but then are some nice places to live in Chelmsford which would be within walking distance of the railway / bus stations. Hatfield Peverel is obviously quieter (except when the A12 is blocked and traffic gets put back through on the old road
) and a shorter bus journey for your DD, but I don't know how fast the train service to London is from there.