Monthly Archives: August 2012

Lib-Dems boycott flawed planning process

We were sent this press release by the local Lib-Dems  today: Monday, 27th August 2012; from Uttlesford District Council Liberal Democrats Liberal Democrat councillors have stepped down from positions on Uttlesford District Council’s Local Development Framework (LDF) working group following

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Posted in Rotten Boroughs, Uttlesford District Council, Uttlesford Local Plan

Walden Weekly: “New town” is only housing solution

In its front-page story, Saffron Walden Weekly News reporter Leanne Ehren writes: EVEN more houses are needed in Uttlesford – and the only way forward is to build a new town, campaigners have said. Newly-published Census data indicates the draft

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

Press Release: Credibility of Uttlesford Local Plan collapses as new data reveals 35% more houses required

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New requirement for 1,455 further homes means that new town is the only remaining sustainable option Newly published government census data indicates that the draft Uttlesford Local Plan significantly underestimates the requirement for new housing by 35%, which is 1,155

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Posted in Planning, Pollution and Air Quality, Press Releases, Uttlesford District Council, Uttlesford Local Plan

More accusations of UDC dealing behind closed doors

The accusations of bias and unminuted meetings at UDC just don’t seem to go away. This week we hear that it involves the Local Development Framework (LDF) Working Group. These are the very people that are trusted to work on

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Planning Application: Saffron Walden (130), Persimmon, Tudor Park/Ashdon Rd (UTT/1572/12/DFO)

Persimmon Homes

Overview 130 homes and 3,800 square metres of employment land on Ashdon Road opposite Ridgeons; roundabout added for site access. Site Plan/Map Details Location: Ashdon Rd, Saffron Walden, CB10 2NF Number new homes in application: 130 Estimated Primary school places

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Posted in Consultation, News, Planning, Planning Application News, Planning Applications, Uttlesford District Council, Uttlesford Local Plan

Dunmow Broadcast: Homing in on the true estate figures

Mike Studd writes in this week’s Dunmow Broadcast about the infrastructure commitment that was botched by UDC when the previous large development was approved: How many homes are actually occupied on Woodlands Park? Some time ago we were told that

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