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UDC’s Air Quality Action Plan for Saffron Walden branded “developers’ Trojan Horse”

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WeAreResidents.org has announced that it believes that the UDC Cabinet is trying to manipulate consultation evidence behind residents’ backs to allow up to 1,000 new homes on the east of Saffron Walden. Uttlesford District Council is required to produce an

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Posted in Consultation, Environment, News, Pollution and Air Quality, Press Releases, Roads and Transport, Traffic, Uttlesford District Council, Uttlesford Local Plan

Residents’ claim UDC tries to use April 30th Planning Meeting to seal Saffron Walden’s fate ahead of Local Plan

Saffron Walden based WeAreResidents.org is claiming that UDC is trying to use a specially convened Planning Meeting on 30th April to push through all its housing development sites in Saffron Walden even though the Local Plan has yet to be

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

New homes and business park at Ridgeons seems the right type of development for Saffron Walden, but issues need to be addressed before residents can support it

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Uttlesford based WeAreResidents.org has submitted its formal response to the District Council for Ridgeons’ proposed development of 167 new homes, a business park, hotel and convenience store on its site in Saffron Walden. In the response the group have supported

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Posted in Consultation, Economy and Tourism, Employment, News, Planning, Planning Application News, Pollution and Air Quality, Press Releases, Traffic, Uttlesford District Council, Uttlesford Local Plan

Press Release: UDC issues shambolic Local Plan update that increases new housing in Walden and Dunmow

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Uttlesford District Council ignores residents in a shambolic update to their Local Plan that increases housing numbers, fails to deliver the required strategic plans, and removes developer infrastructure provisions for schools and medical centres On 22 March 2013 Uttlesford District Council

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Posted in Essex County Council, News, Planning, Pollution and Air Quality, Press Releases, Spotlight Articles, Uttlesford District Council, Uttlesford Local Plan

Press Release: Saffron Walden residents announce John Lodge as candidate for Essex County Council Elections to drive localism agenda

Residents’ campaign group WeAreResidents.org announces that it intends to nominate Saffron Walden resident John Lodge as an independent candidate at the forthcoming Essex County Council Elections and launches its election campaign site at LODGEyourVote.com. Dan Starr, chair of the group

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Posted in Election 2013, Essex County Council, Planning, Pollution and Air Quality, Press Releases, Spotlight Articles, Traffic, Uttlesford District Council, Uttlesford Local Plan

Press Release: BBC TV’s ‘Town with Nicolas Crane’ films residents’ concerns and 3D map event

Saffron Walden based WeAreResidents.org held an event in the market square last Saturday to highlight residents’ opposition to the UDC Cabinet’s plans to build a minimum of 860 houses on 200 acres of farmland to the east of the town.

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

Press Release: 3D map to show scale of UDC new housing proposals on Saffron Walden

The WeAreResidents.org group that opposes the district council’s proposals to build nearly 1,000 new homes in Saffron Walden will take their campaign to the streets again next weekend. The group are planning to showcase the impact of UDC’s plans via

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

Press Release: Local Plan lies in tatters as 99% reject dispersed housing strategy across Uttlesford

Uttlesford Cabinet humiliated as only 39 respondents support housing policy The UDC Cabinet’s proposed Local Plan lies in tatters as the results from the public consultation process are finalised.  According to their website, UDC received 3,387 responses to their new

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Posted in Consultation, Planning, Pollution and Air Quality, Press Releases, Spotlight Articles, 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

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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Posted in Consultation, Pollution and Air Quality, Press Releases, Spotlight Articles, Uttlesford District Council, Uttlesford Local Plan

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

Uttlesford Local Plan Consultation Date – June 19th

UDC has published dates for the second round of tax-payer consultation. For Saffron Walden it is Tuesday June 19th in the Town Hall (10AM to 8PM). This is where you can raise concerns about the impacts of the plan. If

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Posted in Consultation, Planning, Pollution and Air Quality, Traffic, Uttlesford District Council

BBC News: UK traffic pollution kills 5,000 a year

BBC News reports today that road pollution is more than twice as deadly as traffic accidents, according to a study of UK air quality. According to the study by Environmental Science and Technology, cars and lorries emit right by where

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Telegraph: 34% increase in chance of stroke; strong link to emissions

The Daily Telegraph cites an Archives of Internal Medicine study that found that the chance of having a stroke on days when there was moderate pollution was 34% higher than on good days. They indicate that there is strong correlation

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WHO: Air pollution fatalities now exceed traffic fatalities by 3 to 1

The environmental health impacts of vehicles are the unseen killer in our communities, killing 3 times as many as by vehicular accidents. Read the full article.

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Lancet: 3% of deaths caused by vehicle emissions

Frightening article about the effects of vehicle emissions from medical journal The Lancet in 2000. Air pollution caused 6% of total mortality or more than 40,000 attributable cases per year. About half of all mortality caused by air pollution was

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Guardian: Air pollution in areas of heavy traffic shortens life expectancy

Article says: About half the urban population lives close to a road with more than 10,000 vehicles a day, and that fact seems to be responsible for 15% of asthma cases among under-17s, 23% of chronic bronchitis cases, and 25%

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