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Concerns that UDC ‘acted wrongly’ over Kier appeal after FOI request shows UDC misrepresented legal advice to Planning Inspector – Press Release

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WeAreResidents.org, the independent residents’ community group, has announced that documents obtained under a recent Freedom of Information (FOI) request have raised new concerns that Uttlesford District Council (UDC) acted wrongly in relation to the recent Kier appeal in Saffron Walden.

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Press Release: Appeal victory for Saffron Walden residents against unsustainable development by Kier

Hot on the heels of a victory for Thaxted residents, Saffron Walden has achieved a solid victory of its own. After an appeal by developer Kier to build 300 homes, the Planning Inspectorate has upheld the refusal and so they

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Document: ECC Developers Guide to Infrastructure Contributions

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Published in 2010, this Essex County Council guide outlines the (Section-106 agreement) infrastructure levies that ECC expects district councils to apply to developers building new homes. It was created because of “concerns about inadequate infrastructure” obligations as a part of new

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Posted in Education and Schools, Essex County Council, Planning, Reports and Documents, Traffic, Uttlesford District Council

Document: Uttlesford Local Plan 2012 public consultation responses to dispersed housing strategy

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According to the UDC website, 3,387 responses were received to UDC’s new proposals to disperse new homes into existing settlements (over-build), rather than UDC’s long held view to focus the majority in a new settlement; 99% of respondents (3,348) rejected

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Document: WeAreResidents.org formal response to draft Uttlesford Local Plan

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WeAreResidents.org strongly object to the proposed July 2012 draft of the Uttlesford Local Plan because of poor sustainability, lack of required local job creation, traffic and emission impacts as well as other issues. WeAreResidents.org cannot understand why UDC are proposing

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Document: Summary & Timeline of Uttlesford Housing Allocation Strategy, 2006 – 2012

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This whitepaper by lawyer and WeAreResidents.org committee member Paul Gadd reviews the history and predecessors to the current Uttlesford Local Development Plan. It considers all the evidence and seeks to draw conclusions as to the best strategic approach for housing

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Document: UDC appraisals of all potential development sites (SHLAA)

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UDC SHLAA All Uttlesford Sites Appraisals and Review (Saffron Walden Maps starting page 776)

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Document: UDC Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment 2012 (SHLAA)

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Document: UDC Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment 2012

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Document: UDC Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment 2011 (SHLAA)

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Document: UDC Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment 2011

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Document: Uttlesford Core Strategy – Further consultation on preferred options February 2010

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This UDC report tallies the numbers of public responses for the single settlement strategy. It should be read in conjunction with the 2012 public consultation responses. Uttlesford Core Strategy – Further Consultation on Preferred Options 2010 (Section 2.2 For/Against Option

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Download: Uttlesford District Council 2007-8 Housing Options Leaflet

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From 2007 until 2012, for their Local Plan, Uttlesford District Council promoted focusing the majority of development in a new settlement, a.k.a. Option 4. This 2008 UDC flyer describes the options to Uttlesford residents as part of the public consultation

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