Planning Application: Saffron Walden (10), Moore’s Garage, Thaxted Rd (UTT/14/2003/FUL)


Redevelopment of existing derelict brown-field Moore’s Garage, Thaxted Road site into mixed use modern building of 10 flats with shops and offices underneath. The the building will 3 and 4 storeys high with a roof terrace and have underground parking. 

Site Plan



  • Location: Thaxted Road, Saffron Walden,  CB11 3BJ
  • Developer: Ford Wells
  • Number new homes in application: 10 flats
  • Size: 0.16 hectares
  • UDC Local Plan/SHLAA site reference: N/A

Sustainability Impact

  • Estimated new residential cars: 16
  • Estimated Primary school places required: 4
  • Estimated Secondary school places required: 3
  • Estimated 6th Form school places required: 1
  • Estimated Section-106 provision for education: £36,000
  • Estimated minimum developer contribution to sports/open-space: £46,000
  • Estimated value of other ECC Section-106 obligations (non-Highway): £20,000

Public Consultation

Those wishing to comment on this application can email quoting the planning application number below (starts with UTT/…) before the end of public consultation date, also listed below.



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2 comments on “Planning Application: Saffron Walden (10), Moore’s Garage, Thaxted Rd (UTT/14/2003/FUL)
  1. David says:

    Why is Uttlesford DC officers recommending approval for this site when it is clearly so out of character with the local area?

  2. Gay Veal says:

    This is hideous!
    Why can’t we have the creativity and beauty shown by builders of Saffron Walden in the past who used natural local materials such as cob, wattle & daub, flint and wooden beams that didn’t destroy the environment the way this concrete block does, were aesthetically pleasing and lasted 100’s of years.
    Perhaps it is chosen because it is cheap to build but I wonder what the external costs will be?

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