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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

Uttlesford District Council’s secret housing plan reveals 1,700 new homes in Saffron Walden claim residents’ group – Press Release

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WeAreResidents.org believes that the UDC Cabinet is still acting undemocratically in an attempt to dump nearly 1,000 new homes on Saffron Walden behind residents’ backs. As part of its new draft Local Plan, UDC just published its report of possible

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Posted in Events, News, Parking, Press Releases, Residents Groups, Traffic, Uttlesford District Council, Uttlesford Local Plan

Parking quango unable to justify proposals to remove 1.7km of parking in Saffron Walden – Press Release

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An FOI request shows that there is no justification for UDC to remove 1.7km of parking from Saffron Walden street according to WeAreResidents.org.

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Posted in Essex County Council, Live, News, Planning, Planning Consultation, Press Releases, Roads and Transport, Traffic, Uttlesford District Council, Uttlesford Local Plan

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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Posted in Housing and Planning, News, Planning, Planning Application News, Press Releases, Rotten Boroughs, Uttlesford District Council, Uttlesford Local Plan

Press Release: Refusal of Local Plan gives residents a boost on delayed Kier housing appeal

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Friday 5th December 2014, Saffron Walden: WeAreResidents.org, the independent residents’ community group, announced that the recent Planning Inspectors’ refusal of the draft Uttlesford Local Plan will add significant weight and authority in its upcoming fight with developer Kier. Kier is

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Posted in News, Planning Application News, Press Releases, Spotlight Articles, Uttlesford District Council, Uttlesford Local Plan

Press Release: Call on UDC to use new homes’ proceeds to fund sports in Saffron Walden

Tuesday 6th May 2014: Saffron Walden based WeAreResidents.org has called on Uttlesford District Council to use the money for sports fields that it should have collected from new home builders to fund facilities for key sports clubs in the town.

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

Press Release: Uttlesford residents group serves formal complaint against UDC Cabinet Member for misleading full council over draft Local Plan

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22nd April 2014: United Uttlesford Residents (UUR), the residents group whose aims are supported by residents and parish councils across the Uttlesford district, has served a Code of Conduct Complaint against UDC Cabinet member Susan Barker for misleading members of

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Posted in Local Government, News, Planning, Press Releases, Rotten Boroughs, Uttlesford District Council, Uttlesford Local Plan

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

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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

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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

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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: Planning Inspectorate ranks Uttlesford in lowest 25% for Local Plan delivery

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Monday 9th September 2013, Saffron Walden: In the Planning Inspectorate’s most recent Local Plan league table, Uttlesford District Council has been ranked in the bottom 25% of councils, with 75% of councils in the country ahead of UDC in the

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Posted in News, Planning, Press Releases, Spotlight Articles, 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: Single settlement now only viable Local Plan option for UDC as Planning Inspectorate provides clear guidance

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Thursday 11 July 2013, Saffron Walden: The Government Planning Inspectorate has written to both WeAreResidents.org and Saffron Walden MP Alan Haselhurst to unequivocally clarify what they expect to see from the Local Plan. Specifically the Planning Inspectorate has confirmed that

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Posted in News, Planning, Press Releases, Spotlight Articles, Uttlesford District Council, Uttlesford Local Plan

Press Release: Cllr John Lodge asserts election result referendum on UDC Cabinet’s Local Plan

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Tuesday 7th May 2013: Newly elected Essex County Councillor John Lodge issued the follow statement following his local election win on May 2nd. Cllr John Lodge said, “Last Thursday the voters of the Saffron Walden division of Essex County Council

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Posted in Election 2013, Essex County Council, News, Press Releases, Spotlight Articles, Traffic, Uttlesford District Council, Uttlesford Local Plan

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

Uttlesford Local Plan Update (feature)

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: John Lodge pledges policies for a healthy town at successful election campaign launch event

John Lodge || Independent for Residents || WeAreResidents.org || 2 May 2013, Essex County Council Elections, Saffron Walden Division Ward

Residents’ campaign group WeAreResidents.org announces a successful campaign launch event for John Lodge, its “Independent for Residents” prospective candidate for the Essex County Council elections on 2nd May 2013. At a well-attended meeting on Sunday 17th February, prospective county councillor

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Posted in Election 2013, Essex County Council, Press Releases, 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

Impact to Secondary Education Catchment Areas

SWCHS Catchment Area Changes

Uttlesford has 4 secondary schools, 2 in the towns and 2 in the larger villages. The high school in Saffron Walden (SWCHS) is nationally recognised as one of the leading schools, rated outstanding by Ofsted across the board and so

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Posted in Education and Schools, Essex County Council, News, Planning, Spotlight Articles, Uttlesford District Council, Uttlesford Local Plan