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

Banner: Traffic and Saffron Walden AQMA

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

Press Release: Residents show strong support for creation of a Saffron Walden Town Plan

Town Plan Consultation (Feature)

On Saturday 23rd of March WeAreResidents.org held a public consultation event in the Saffron Walden Town Hall to gauge local residents’ appetite for the creation of a Town Plan for Saffron Walden. Information was organised into topic zones with more

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Posted in Consultation, Economy and Tourism, Education and Schools, Employment, Essex County Council, News, Planning, Press Releases, Spotlight Articles, Town Plan, Traffic, Uttlesford District Council, Uttlesford Local Plan

Press Release: Residents’ asked to participate in developing a Town Plan for the future of Saffron Walden at kick-off event on 22nd March

Saffron Walden Town Hall

Monday 10th March 2014: Saffron Walden based WeAreResidents.org has announced it intends to build a strategic vision and plan for the town, working with other local residents and organisations. To start the process the group are holding a public consultation

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Posted in Consultation, Economy and Tourism, Education and Schools, Employment, Events, Families and Youth, News, Planning, Press Releases, Town Plan, Traffic, Uttlesford District Council, Uttlesford Local Plan

Residents Groups and Councils unite to call on UDC to ditch its draft Local Plan and start again

Press Release: Residents groups, Parish Councils and individual residents from as far afield as Elsenham, Henham, Newport, Saffron Walden, Stansted, Dunmow and Takeley have come together to declare Uttlesford’s local plan process a dismal failure and call on the District

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Posted in Consultation, News, Planning, Press Releases, Spotlight Articles, 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

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

Press Release: “Many unhappy returns” to Local Plan as consultation responses ignored by UDC for a year

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Furious Uttlesford residents, whose views on local development have been ignored by their District Council for exactly one year, have resorted to an unusual form of protest; they have baked a birthday cake, signed a card in the Saffron Walden

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Posted in Consultation, News, Planning, Press Releases, Spotlight Articles, Uttlesford District Council, Uttlesford Local Plan, Water and Sewage

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

BBC News: Griff Rhys Jones on localism and planning

Broadcaster and presenter Griff Rhys Jones interviewed on BBC News talks about how local residents should protect their towns and villages from poor and short termist planning laws. He believes that when it comes to planning policy and regulation, national

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Posted in Consultation, Planning, Rotten Boroughs, Spotlight Articles, Supermarket, Uttlesford District Council, Uttlesford Local Plan

Papers: Political sniping at district council

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Uttlesford and Saffron Walden Town Councillor David-James Sadler writes in these week’s papers: I AM disappointed to read that the Liberal Democrats had pulled out of the LDF Working Group and that have followed this with a motion to make

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Posted in Consultation, Planning, Uttlesford District Council, Uttlesford Local Plan

Sat 29th is last chance to influence path and cycleway decision

Jan Durkin from Access Walden writes: The Wenden Road cycle and foot path: this Saturday 29th September is your last chance to influence the decision!    The third and final day of our public exhibition for a cycle/foot path along Wenden

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Posted in Consultation, Cycleway

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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Posted in Consultation, Planning, Reports and Documents, 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

Political stalemate over Local Plan

Lib Dems

We were sent another press release by the Uttlesford Lib Dems this week about their on-going boycott of the of the Uttlesford Local Plan process due to secret meetings: Press Release: Heads of Lib Dems and Conservatives Meet On Thursday,

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Posted in Consultation, Rotten Boroughs, Uttlesford District Council, Uttlesford Local Plan

Suspicions of secrecy by UDC “elite group” confirmed

In the on-going story about the Uttlesford Local Plan process boycott by Uttlesford District Council Lib-Dems, today the Lib-Dems have issued the following press release: Lib Dem Suspicions of Secrecy Confirmed Following the withdrawal of the Uttlesford Lib Dems from

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Posted in Consultation, Planning, Rotten Boroughs, Uttlesford District Council, Uttlesford Local Plan

Walden Weekly: “New town” is only housing solution

In its front-page story, Saffron Walden Weekly News reporter Leanne Ehren writes: EVEN more houses are needed in Uttlesford – and the only way forward is to build a new town, campaigners have said. Newly-published Census data indicates the draft

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Posted in Consultation, Planning, Uttlesford District Council, Uttlesford Local Plan

Planning Application: Saffron Walden (130), Persimmon, Tudor Park/Ashdon Rd (UTT/1572/12/DFO)

Persimmon Homes

Overview 130 homes and 3,800 square metres of employment land on Ashdon Road opposite Ridgeons; roundabout added for site access. Site Plan/Map Details Location: Ashdon Rd, Saffron Walden, CB10 2NF Number new homes in application: 130 Estimated Primary school places

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Posted in Consultation, News, Planning, Planning Application News, Planning Applications, Uttlesford District Council, Uttlesford Local Plan

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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Posted in Consultation, Planning, Reports and Documents, 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

Newport Parish Council objects to UDC housing plan

Newport Parish Council (NPC) has joined Great Dunmow and Saffron Walden Town Councils in also objecting to the UDC Plan. In a 19th July letter to UDC development head Andrew Taylor, NPC says “The Council strongly objects to the proposals

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Posted in Consultation, Planning, Uttlesford District Council, Uttlesford Local Plan

Dunmow Town Council rejects Local Plan

Here is a press release issued today by Great Dunmow Town Council: 12-July 2012: The Great Dunmow Town Council has rejected the Uttlesford District Council Draft Local Plan for the reasons set out below. The District Council has failed in

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Posted in Consultation, Planning, Uttlesford District Council, Uttlesford Local Plan