Monthly Archives: Jul 2012

Even a draft Local Plan protects from predatory developers

Website PlanningResource.co.uk writes that even a Local Plan in draft form provides protection for councils over predatory developers. Housing developer Wainhomes had their application to build 1,300 turned down by the local council on Cornwall. The developer then had their

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Local Plans rejected due to lack of clarity over affordable housing

Developer Francis Taylor write on their website that inquiry inspectors have recently rejected two Local Plans because the councils involved didn’t have sound evidence to support the number of affordable houses that they proposed in their plans. Because of the

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Hull Local Plan rejected by HM Inspector; lessons to be learnt

In an interesting development in Hull, the city council’s local development plan has been rejected by HM Inspector. Amongst other things, the Planning Inspectorate found that Hull City Council’s Core Strategy document did not comply with the National Planning Policy

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Document: WeAreResidents.org formal response to draft Uttlesford Local Plan

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WeAreResidents.org strongly object to the proposed July 2012 draft of the Uttlesford Local Plan because of poor sustainability, lack of required local job creation, traffic and emission impacts as well as other issues. WeAreResidents.org cannot understand why UDC are proposing

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Posted in Consultation, Planning, Reports and Documents, Uttlesford District Council, Uttlesford Local Plan

Press Release: Saffron Walden residents resoundingly reject UDC Local Development Plan

Saffron Walden residents hand 2,150 Local Plan objection letters to Uttlesford District Council

WeAreResidents.org delivers well over two-thousand objection letters to Uttlesford District Council 23 July 2012: On Monday 23rd July, the current phase of public consultation for the draft Uttlesford Local Development Plan closed. Local campaign group WeAreResidents.org has been sharing the

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Newport Parish Council objects to UDC housing plan

Newport Parish Council (NPC) has joined Great Dunmow and Saffron Walden Town Councils in also objecting to the UDC Plan. In a 19th July letter to UDC development head Andrew Taylor, NPC says “The Council strongly objects to the proposals

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Posted in Consultation, Planning, Uttlesford District Council, Uttlesford Local Plan

Dunmow Town Council rejects Local Plan

Here is a press release issued today by Great Dunmow Town Council: 12-July 2012: The Great Dunmow Town Council has rejected the Uttlesford District Council Draft Local Plan for the reasons set out below. The District Council has failed in

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Press Release: Residents take responsibility for their own neighbourhoods as opposition to Uttlesford housing plan snowballs

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Residents urged to respond to UDC housing plan before 23rd July deadline 16th July 2012: Last week, WeAreResidents.org launched their neighbourhood campaign in Saffron Walden to oppose UDC’s proposals to site at least 880 new homes on the east of

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Press Release: UDC housing proposals will ruin the fabric, character and life of Saffron Walden

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Uttlesford residents urged to respond to UDC housing plan before 23rd July  Last week saw the successful launch of WeAreResidents.org’s campaign to oppose Uttlesford District Council’s new proposals to force large housing developments on Saffron Walden, Great Dunmow, Newport, Elsenham

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Posted in Consultation, Families and Youth, Pollution and Air Quality, Press Releases, Uttlesford District Council, Uttlesford Local Plan

Press Release: Launch of WeAreResidents.org campaign to oppose Uttlesford District Council housing proposals

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Uttlesford residents urged to respond to UDC housing plan Saffron Walden, 3rd July 2012: The Saffron Walden-based WeAreResidents.org group announces the launch of its campaign to oppose Uttlesford District Council’s new proposals to force large housing developments on Saffron Walden,

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Walden Local: Planners should build new town

Saffron Walden Castle Street residents Christine Housden writes in today’s Walden Local: “Castle Street is now a ring road and to try and get out of my drive I have to choose the time of day. It’s like dicing with

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Posted in Planning, Road Safety, Traffic, Uttlesford Local Plan

Walden Local: Traffic slowly destroying town

Saffron Walden resident Peter Cornell writes in today’s Walden Local. I am all for development and planning for the future but 880 new homes is utter madness. We live just off Radwinter Road (or should we say Gridlock Road?) near

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Posted in Traffic, Uttlesford Local Plan

Whitepaper: New town only sustainable strategy

WeAreResidents.org member and lawyer Paul Gadd reviews the history and predecessors to the current Uttlesford Local Development Plan. He reviews all the evidence and seeks to draw conclusions as to the best strategic approach for housing now and for the

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Document: Summary & Timeline of Uttlesford Housing Allocation Strategy, 2006 – 2012

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This whitepaper by lawyer and WeAreResidents.org committee member Paul Gadd reviews the history and predecessors to the current Uttlesford Local Development Plan. It considers all the evidence and seeks to draw conclusions as to the best strategic approach for housing

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