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Public Consultation: Air Quality in Saffron Walden

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Uttlesford District Council is currently conducting a consultation on its draft Air Quality Action Plan (AQAP) for Saffron Walden, and we urge residents to respond to it because their questions are heavily biased to achieve a particular result – to

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Posted in Consultation, Environment, Essex County Council, News, Planning, Pollution and Air Quality, Roads and Transport, Traffic, Uttlesford District Council, Uttlesford Local Plan

Tories close ranks to try to force 300 homes on Saffron Walden

Rotten Borough (Feature)

In their latest attempt to force through as much housing before the validity of their preferred sites is questioned by the Planning Inspector, the Conservative controlled Uttlesford District Council Cabinet used a private, closed door session on 19th August to

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Posted in Planning, Planning Application News, Pollution and Air Quality, Rotten Boroughs, Spotlight Articles, Traffic, Uttlesford District Council, Water and Sewage

Document: Letter from Owen Paterson MP, Secretary of State for DEFRA about Saffron Walden Air Quality

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Own Paterson MP, Secretary of State for DEFRA has written to express his views about Uttlesford District Council responsibilities with respect to managing air quality in Saffron Walden. In his letter he is quite clear that as well as implementing

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Posted in Planning, Pollution and Air Quality, Reports and Documents, Traffic, Uttlesford District Council, Uttlesford Local Plan

UDC approves 367 homes and refuses 300 in Saffron Walden

There were 3 major planning applications in front of the UDC Planning Committee at the specially convened meeting on 30th April 2014. The 3 sites were the major draft Local Plan sites for Saffron Walden that UDC have been hurrying

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Posted in Education and Schools, News, Planning, Planning Application News, Pollution and Air Quality, Spotlight Articles, 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

Partisan whipping forces through UDC approval of draft Local Plan

In a noisy, heated and often contentious meeting on 8th April the full Uttlesford District Council approved the draft of UDC Cabinet’s Local Plan by 23 votes to 14. Already rejected by residents Before the meeting the draft Local Plan

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Posted in Education and Schools, News, Planning, Pollution and Air Quality, Spotlight Articles, Traffic, Uttlesford District Council, Uttlesford Local Plan, Water and Sewage

Document: WeAreResidents.org Saffron Walden Aggregate Air Quality Public Consultation Submission (ARUP Report)

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WeAreResidents.org submitted the following public consultation submission in response to the following planning applications for Saffron Walden: UTT/13/3467/OP (Manor Oak) UTT/13/2060/OP (Kier) UTT/13/2423/OP (Ridgeon) Included is an independent air quality analysis commissioned by WeAreResidents.org and undertaken by ARUP. This report

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Posted in Consultation, Planning, Planning Application News, Pollution and Air Quality, Reports and Documents, Uttlesford District Council, Uttlesford Local Plan

Ridgeon’s proposals for 167 homes deferred until proper plans for traffic and education in Walden

Ridgeons housing development Saffron Walden

In a sometimes heated meeting on Wednesday 12th March, the UDC Planning Committee clearly understood the issues created by home-building on the east of Walden without proper plans for education and traffic, and voted to defer the Ridgeon’s planning application

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Posted in Economy and Tourism, Employment, Essex County Council, News, Planning, Planning Application News, Pollution and Air Quality, Traffic, Uttlesford District Council, Uttlesford Local Plan

Planning Application: Saffron Walden (24), LPA/Tudor Works, Debden Rd (UTT/14/0356/DFO)

Croudace Homes (LPA) (Thumb)

Overview Demolition of existing employment site buildings, change of use to residential, and building of 24 dwellings. The development is one of the smaller ones proposed for Saffron Walden and the LPA site always seemed out of place in a residential

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Posted in Consultation, Planning, Planning Application News, Planning Applications, Planning Consultation, Pollution and Air Quality, Uttlesford District Council, Uttlesford Local Plan

Manor Oak 230 home development for east of Saffron Walden in public consultation until February 18th

In November Manor Oak undertook a roadshow for their proposed development on farmland to the east of Saffron Walden. The proposals were updated after the roadshow and a planning application submitted that now includes an option for a new primary

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Posted in Consultation, News, Planning, Planning Application News, Pollution and Air Quality, Spotlight Articles, Traffic, Uttlesford District Council, Uttlesford Local Plan

Public Consultation ends Jan 27th: Oppose Willis & Gambier application for 52 homes in Walden

Countryside Properties

A 52 home development is proposed on Radwinter Rd in Saffron Walden on the former Willis & Gambier/SIACo site opposite Tesco. The application is unsustainable because it is on the wrong side of town and has unresolved issues with respect

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Posted in Consultation, News, Planning, Planning Application News, Planning Consultation, Pollution and Air Quality, Reports and Documents, Uttlesford District Council, Uttlesford Local Plan

Standing room only as UDC defer the 300 home Kier decision for Saffron Walden

Kier

The fate of the Kier development application for 300 homes off Thaxted Rd was to be decided by the UDC Planning Committee on 11th December 2013, but in the end they couldn’t reach a conclusion and deferred the decision to a

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Posted in Education and Schools, News, Planning, Planning Application News, Pollution and Air Quality, Spotlight Articles, Traffic, Uttlesford District Council, Uttlesford Local Plan

UDC refuses planning permission for 52 homes on Willis & Gambier site

Countryside Properties

On 30th of October UDC refused planning permission for the Countryside Properties 52 home development on the old Willis & Gambier site opposite Tesco in Saffron Walden.  This is one of UDC’s landmark development sites on the inaccessible east of Saffron

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

UDC’s road proposals for Saffron Walden are flawed

Uttlesford District Council contracted Essex Highways Authority to produce a highway and road report to determine how the traffic from their proposed new Local Plan housing may be absorbed into the district. This report was published in October 2013 after having

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

Ridgeons development brings benefits to Walden, but issues need to be addressed before it can be supported

Ridgeons housing development Saffron Walden

Towns like Saffron Walden can’t be frozen in time and need to continue to evolve to stay thriving and relevant. But because they are small, little things can upset the balance; they are more fragile than you would think as

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Posted in Consultation, Economy and Tourism, Education and Schools, Employment, News, Planning, Planning Application News, Pollution and Air Quality, Traffic, Uttlesford District Council, Uttlesford Local Plan, Water and Sewage

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

WeAreResidents.org

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

Public Consultation: Ridgeons Saffron Walden application for 167 homes (UTT/13/2423/OP)

The Ridgeons development application for 167 homes, including nearly 70 affordable, on Ashdon Rd in Saffron Walden is available for public consultation and comment until Friday 11th October. The application has more balanced arguments on either side than other recent planning

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Pernicious guff or a valuable contribution to sustainability?

New homes Travel Information Packs

Saffron Walden resident Sue Armitage sent us a letter to highlight the facile use of new homes Travel Information Packs by Kier to try to make their development sustainable. She wrote: I HAVE been very interested to read the Transport

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Posted in Cycleway, News, Planning, Planning Application News, Pollution and Air Quality, Traffic, Uttlesford District Council, Uttlesford Local Plan, Water and Sewage

Hover boards Cllr Chambers!? We need action on traffic issues now

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For the first time the UDC Cabinet have admitted that traffic in Saffron Walden is horrible and going to get worse. That’s one of the reasons why residents and voters hate their plan to dump 1,000 houses on the inaccessible

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Applications for 400 new houses in Saffron Walden

Small 3D map of new houses in Saffron Walden

The developers’ open season continues across the district. Over the past few months Stansted, Newport, Thaxted and Dunmow have been targeted. Now it is Saffron Walden’s turn, where there has been a flurry of planning applications for new homes in

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