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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

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

Read Document: WeAreResidents.org Public Consultation response to removal of Saffron Walden on-street parking (TRO5523/Amendment No. 40, Order 201*)

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Read the WeAreResidents.org public consultation response to the  proposals to remove parking in Saffron Walden from Ashdon Rd, Borough Lane, Mount Pleasant Rd, Peaslands Rd – TRO5523/(Amendment No. 40) Order 201* – Public Consultation (February 2016): Download: WeAreResidents.org public consultation response

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Posted in Essex County Council, Planning, Planning Consultation, Reports and Documents, 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

Document: UDC’s legal advice about Kier (UTT/13/2060/OP) appeal obtained under FOI

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Documents received under a Freedom-of-Information (FOI) request from Uttlesford District Council (UDC) in relation to the Kier appeal for planning application (UTT/13/2060/OP). The documents are they legal advice they obtained that the UDC leadership used to guide councillors to vote

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Posted in Freedom of Information (FOI), Planning, Planning Application News, Reports and Documents, Rotten Boroughs, 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

UDC publishes list of possible development sites

The day after the public consultation on the draft Local Plan closed, Uttlesford District Council published the list of the possible development sites across Uttlesford. During this Local Plan period, UDC believes that they need to allow 12,500 to 16,500

Posted in Housing and Planning, News, Planning, Spotlight Articles, Uttlesford District Council, Uttlesford Local Plan

Deadline: Consultation closes this Friday 4th. Get your Local Plan feedback to UDC now.

UDC is undertaking a public consultation on its new draft Uttlesford Local Plan. This consultation is about housing strategy, i.e. where to build new homes. It ends on 4th December at 4:30PM, so get your comments in. This is our

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

12,500 new homes needed in Uttlesford says UDC

Uttlesford District Council (UDC) has published a new study it commissioned with neighbouring councils. The study determines that UDC needs to allow 12,500 new houses in Uttlesford. Local Plan delays mean more houses required The study is part of the

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Posted in Consultation, Housing and Planning, News, Planning, Spotlight Articles, Uttlesford District Council, Uttlesford Local Plan

Planning Application: Little Easton (65), Duck St (UTT/15/2069/OP)

Overview Application for development of up to 65 dwellings on land East Of The Stag Inn, Duck Street. Little Easton. Proposed housing mix is: 39 market priced, 26 affordable (40%). Site Plan/Map: Locations Plan (UDC) Developer’s Site Plan Details: Location:

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Posted in Housing and Planning, Live, Planning, Planning Applications, Planning Consultation, Spotlight Articles, Uttlesford District Council

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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Posted in Housing and Planning, News, Planning, Planning Application News, Press Releases, Roads and Transport, Spotlight Articles, Traffic, Uttlesford District Council

Kier appeal decision expected after election

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Mike Moore, the Planning Inspector responsible for the Kier appeal, has written to the appeal parties to let them know that he will issue his decision by 4th June 2015. Kier wish to build 300 houses on protected farmland off

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Posted in Housing and Planning, Planning Application News, Uttlesford District Council, Uttlesford Local Plan

Appeal starts against Gladman’s 120 homes in Thaxted

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Last year Uttlesford District Council refused planning permission for 120 homes on the edge of Thaxted. The developer, Gladman, appealed the decision and the hearing starts tomorrow, Tuesday 12th January. The appeal hearing is expected to run for 8 days,

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Posted in Housing and Planning, Planning Application News, Spotlight Articles, Uttlesford District Council

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

Uttlesford Local Plan refused: Frequently Asked Questions

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The Planning Inspectorate has rejected UDC’s draft Uttlesford Local Plan and found it unsound. UDC now needs to build a new plan. This decision leaves a lot of questions unanswered, so read our answers to Frequently Asked Questions: Isn’t this

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Posted in Housing and Planning, News, Reports and Documents, Spotlight Articles, Uttlesford District Council, Uttlesford Local Plan

Planning Inspector scraps draft Uttlesford Local Plan

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On 3rd December the Uttlesford Local Plan hearings were suspended part way through after the Planning Inspector rejected the District Council’s draft Plan and found it unsound on a number of serious matters. Inspector Roy Foster had the option to

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Posted in Housing and Planning, News, Spotlight Articles, Uttlesford District Council, Uttlesford Local Plan

Update from Planning Inspector’s Uttlesford Local Plan hearing first week

WeAreResidents.org has been invited to be a participant in the Planning Inspector’s hearings on the draft Uttlesford Local Plan, and we were there all the first week. The first week of hearings were primarily about how many houses Uttlesford must

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Posted in News, Residents Groups, Spotlight Articles, Uttlesford District Council, Uttlesford Local Plan

Planning Inspector starts Uttlesford Local Plan hearings

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The Planning Inspector’s examination of the draft Uttlesford Local Plan commences on Tuesday 18th November, at 10am at the Uttlesford District Council Offices on London Road, Saffron Walden. The Examination is the formal procedure whereby a Government Inspector determines whether or not Uttlesford

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Posted in News, Spotlight Articles, Uttlesford District Council, Uttlesford Local Plan

Press Release: Uttlesford residents form political party and launch campaign to win 2015 district election

Wednesday 22nd October 2014, Saffron Walden: Uttlesford residents have announced that they have formed their own independent political party, Residents-for-Uttlesford (R4U), with the intention of taking control of their District Council in 2015. They have also announced their first 7

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Posted in Election 2015, Elections, News, Press Releases, Residents Groups, Spotlight Articles, Uttlesford District Council

Public Consultation: 750 homes, Chelmer Mead, Dunmow (UTT/14/2756/OP)

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The 750 home development by Chater Homes at Chelmer Mead, Dunmow (UTT/14/2756/OP) is in Public Consultation until Thursday, 16th October 2014. Concerned residents should provide their comments to UDC about the application before then. Ways to oppose the planning application The ways to

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Posted in Consultation, Live, News, Planning, Planning Application News, Planning Consultation, Reports and Documents, Uttlesford District Council
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