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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

Planning Application: Saffron Walden (36), Catons Lane/Lime Avenue – Persimmon (UTT/15/2008/FUL)

Overview **This application has been withdrawn ** Persimmon Homes’ development of 36 one, two and three bedroom houses and apartments on land to the east of Catons Lane and west of Lime Avenue in Saffron Walden. The site is adjacent

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Posted in Live, News, Planning, Planning Application News, Planning Applications, Planning Consultation

Kier housing appeal for east of Saffron Walden set for 17 March 2015

Kier housing on east of Saffron Walden

The Planning Inspectorate has just announced that the Kier’s appeal against the refusal to build 300 houses on the inaccessible east of Saffron Walden has been set for 17 March 2015. It is expected to last up to 4 days.

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Posted in News, Planning Application News, Spotlight Articles, 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

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

Public Consultation: 700 homes, Land Securities, Easton Park, Dunmow/Lt Easton (UTT/14/2285/OP)

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Use the 1-click button below to oppose the 700 house development by Land Securities at Easton Park, (UTT/14/2285/OP) before Public Consultation closes on Tuesday, 23rd September 2014. The easiest way is to use the green button below to email in a

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

Draft Local Plan “on life support” as Inspector raises concerns over soundness

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The Planning Inspector has written to Uttlesford District Council ahead of the draft Local Plan hearing to express a number of significant concerns about the soundness of the plan. As part of the formal independent review, the Planning Inspectorate is

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Posted in Consultation, Planning, Roads and Transport, Traffic, Uttlesford District Council, Uttlesford Local Plan

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

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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

UDC to hold second closed-door meeting to decide Kier’s 300 new homes on east of Saffron Walden

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UDC have announced that they will hold a second meeting to decide if they should fight Kier’s appeal to build 300 homes on the east of Saffron Walden. The meeting will take place on 19th August, but the press and

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Posted in Election 2015, Local Government, News, Planning Application News, Rotten Boroughs, Uttlesford District Council, Uttlesford Local Plan

Document: Letter to UDC group leaders about second Kier legal advice

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Uttlesford District Council has announced that it intends to use a specially called second closed-session of the Full Council on 19th August 2014 to review developer Kier’s appeal to build 300 homes on the east of Saffron Walden and decide

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

UDC delay decision on fighting Saffron Walden Kier appeal at closed-door meeting

In a long and often heated debate on Tuesday 5th August, Uttlesford District councillors delayed their decision on whether to fight Kier’s appeal to build 300 new houses on the inaccessible east of Saffron Walden.  Kier’s application was refused by

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

UDC leadership bars public from meeting where it intends to try to overturn Kier planning refusal

Uttlesford District Council has announced that it intends to use a specially called meeting of the Full Council on 5th August to review developer Kier’s appeal to build 300 homes on the east of Saffron Walden and the Planning Committee’s decision

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Posted in Election 2015, Local Government, News, Planning Application News, Rotten Boroughs, Uttlesford District Council, Uttlesford Local Plan

Document: WeAreResidents.org letter to UDC Councillors about closed-door meeting to override Planning Committee refusal for Kier 300 home planning application (08/2014)

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Uttlesford District Council has announced that it intends to use a specially called closed-session of the Full Council on 5th August to review developer Kier’s appeal to build 300 homes on the east of Saffron Walden. Following the pattern of

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

Planning Application: Saffron Walden (10), Moore’s Garage, Thaxted Rd (UTT/14/2003/FUL)

Overview Redevelopment of existing derelict brown-field Moore’s Garage, Thaxted Road site into mixed use modern building of 10 flats with shops and offices underneath. The the building will 3 and 4 storeys high with a roof terrace and have underground parking. 

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Posted in Consultation, Education and Schools, Housing and Planning, Planning, Planning Application News, Planning Applications, Uttlesford District Council

Planning Application: Clavering (42-51), Pelham Rd; Gladman (UTT/14/2458/OP, UTT/15/0593/OP)

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Overview Development of between 42 and 51 dwellings on farmland to the north of Pelham Rd in Clavering. Planning was refused and developer Gladman appealed. As a contingency, in parallel Gladman also submitted a second application for 35 dwellings, which

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Posted in News, Planning, Planning Application News, Planning Applications, Uttlesford Local Plan

Press Release: Sports Group established by WeAreResidents.org to lobby for leisure facilities in Saffron Walden

Monday 9th June 2014: WeAreResidents.org has announced the formation of a group of Saffron Walden based sports and leisure organisations to review existing facilities and to lobby for increased provision in town. The sports group is chaired by John Lodge

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

47 additional homes in Thaxted after Inspector overturns planning refusal

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In August 2013 a planning application (UTT/13/1170/OP) for 47 new homes on farmland Thaxted was refused by UDC on ecological grounds. The site is behind Wedow Road and Waverhead Close. The landowner offered to offset the loss of wildlife habitat

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

Lobby our MP to redress the planning balance in favour of communities

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The 2011 Localism Act was introduced with the intention of giving communities more say over local development and home-building, but it also tipped the balance well in favour of developers. MP for Leeds Greg Mulholland is pushing Parliament to amend

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Posted in Local Government, News, Planning

3,000 objection letters handed to UDC before draft Local Plan deadline

Residents groups from across Uttlesford convened on the UDC’s London Rd offices in Saffron Walden on Monday 2nd June to hand deliver 3,000 personally signed objection letters to the latest draft of the Local Plan just before the deadline for

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Posted in Consultation, Essex County Council, News, Planning, Spotlight Articles, Uttlesford District Council, Uttlesford Local Plan

Document: WeAreResidents.org response to June 2014 draft Local Plan Consultation

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In April 2014 UDC released the latest revision to their Local Plan for public consultation. It is their intent that this version be submitted to the Planning Inspectorate in the summer of 2014 for final review and approval. Below is the

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Posted in Consultation, Planning, Reports and Documents, Uttlesford District Council, Uttlesford Local Plan
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