Planning Application: Saffron Walden (300), Kier, Thaxted Rd (UTT/13/2060/OP)


Planning permission has been REFUSED for this application.

New 300 house estate on farmland on the east of Saffron Walden; developer contribution to extend skate park and pavilion; donation of green-space land; highways works to the Thaxted Road area, including additional traffic lights; building of estate access road to link to potential future much larger development behind Kier site (up to 1,223 new homes according to UDC); education contribution. The development is adjacent to the 52 house Kilns development (UTT/13/1937/OP).

This application was refused permission on 30 April 3014. Kier appealed the decision in July 2014. The appeal was dismissed and permission refused in 2 June 2015.

Site Plan/Map:

General Surrounding Area

Kier Masterplan


  • Location: Thaxted Road, Saffron Walden, CB10 2UQ 
  • Number new homes in application: 300 (adjacent to 52 proposed new homes in Kilns site)
  • Size: 20.2 hectares
  • UDC Local Plan site reference: SAF6, SAF7, SAF8, SAF10
  • UDC maximum site yield: 747 houses

Sustainability Impact

  • Estimated new residential cars: 480
  • Estimated Primary school places required: 98
  • Estimated Secondary school places required: 65
  • Estimated 6th Form school places required: 13
  • Estimated Section-106 provision for education: £2,500,000
  • Estimated minimum developer contribution to sports/open-space: £2,460,000
  • Estimated value of other ECC Section-106 obligations (non-Highway): £610,000



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4 comments on “Planning Application: Saffron Walden (300), Kier, Thaxted Rd (UTT/13/2060/OP)
  1. Joe says:

    I am curious as to why all the letters opposing the Kier development have not yet been put on Uttlesfords site. I have checked regularly and to date, 26:09:13, there are still only 431 replies listed? I do hope that they are all considered and don’t get ‘mislaid’.

  2. Joe says:

    Just checked again and only 433 replies. I thought we Are residents alone had handed in over 2000?

    • UDC refused to accept the 2,000 letters again for the Kier site because they said they were signed for the public consultation last year, even though they were expressly against the Kier site.

  3. Joe says:

    This is so wrong on so many levels. The signatures last year were regarding the consultation. This year it is a Planning application. You could probably go further with regard to this as I am sure it isn’t legal.

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