Document: Uttlesford Local Plan Highways Impact Assessment (Traffic Report)

Download Document (PDF)UDC finally released the long awaited district wide-traffic assessment that they contracted ECC to produce then blocked the public and councillors from reading for 3 months.

It proposes a number of one-way systems, traffic signals, roundabouts and other schemes across the district and so residents should read it.’ traffic consultants have reviewed its contents and produced an initial independent assessment of its recommendations.

  1. Download: Uttlesford Local Plan Highways Impact Assessment and Appendices (ECC/UDC Oct 2013)
  2. Download: Initial Review of Uttlesford Local Plan Highways Impact Assessment for Saffron Walden (, Oct 2013)
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2 comments on “Document: Uttlesford Local Plan Highways Impact Assessment (Traffic Report)
  1. Ross Slater says:

    I appreciate that we don’t tend to employ the most intelligent people within our council and highways but pushing more traffic up Peaslands Road may have a few flaws in their plan. You have two schools and a pre school nursery linked to Peaslands Road and Mount Pleasant Rd and at peak times you will have a huge increase in traffic it will be bedlam. Houses with no parking and over 50 houses with drives directly onto a busy road. With the huge increase in internet and supermarket home delivery you have the increased reality that delivery vehicle will be blocking the road on a more frequent basis. Do i get the feeling that planning are just trying everything to develop on the East of the town? Who has heard of an inner bypass, you need to get a bypass on the outskirts of town as the majority of traffic are going to the train station and the M11. Maybe councillor Ketteridge should knock on a few doors in Saffron Walden in the areas that will be affected rather than hiding behind them!

  2. I Leeming says:

    It is not just Borough Lane/Peasland Road that is a major concern, it is also increasing traffic flow, including lorry traffic, through the narrow streets in the centre of the town. I help in a charity shop on George Street from which you get a grandstand view of the existing traffic. Some lorries are so large the cannot manage the turn from the High Street into George Street without backing. And the backup of traffic does not just occur at peak times but can occur at any time of day, well beyond the UDC offices and far into Audley End Road. There are consequences of damage to property and services, to the underlying river by vehicles mounting pavements in George Street and beyond and of pollution. To consider increasing the number of vehicles using this route is madness.

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