The alignment would then continue south, passing to the west of Margaretting, and crossing over the A12 to the north of Ingatestone on the Brentwood border. The alignment briefly re-enters Chemsford district to the south, associated with the change East of Ingatestone described here.
Changes outside the 2022 preferred draft corridor West of Writtle
The preferred draft alignment has been straightened slightly west of Writtle and would deviate outside the 2022 preferred draft corridor by up to approximately 110 m for a distance of approximately 400 m.
Changes within the 2022 preferred draft corridor
At Bushy Wood, the alignment would now pass to the east to increase the distance from properties on Woodhall Hill Road. This would be routed within the preferred draft corridor presented in 2022 but in an area thought less likely as shown by the graduated swathe.