Saffron Walden Reporter journalist Sam Tonkin writes in this week’s edition:
Uttlesford District Council’s vision of how Saffron Walden should grow over the next 15 years has been labelled as a “flawed plan being pushed through by the votes of people who do not live in the town”. That was the view of Mayor David Watson at a special town council meeting on Tuesday, where members agreed to present a united front on the draft Uttlesford Local Plan.
At the meeting, Cllr Keith Eden said “There is no evidence of sustainability and it is likely the inspectorate will reject the plan because it does not meet one or more of the requirements”. “There is nothing in here about what is going to be done about the increase in traffic,” he continued. “It says that after planning permission is granted for the houses then Essex County Council will come in and talk about traffic – that is nonsense. It will be too late by then.”
You can read the full article on the Saffron Walden Reporter website.