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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

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

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

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

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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

Impact to Secondary Education Catchment Areas

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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

Planning Application: Newport (84), Bury Water Lane (UTT/13/1769/OP)

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Overview 84 houses on 6.1 hectares, with 40% affordable, open spaces, allotments, pond, play area. Site History: 2012: A Scoping Application was submitted for a single development of 300 houses (UTT/12/5582/SCO) on 14.5 hectares 2013: The site was split into 2

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Posted in Education and Schools, Planning, Planning Application News, Planning Applications, 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

Press Release: Credibility of Uttlesford Local Plan collapses as new data reveals 35% more houses required

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New requirement for 1,455 further homes means that new town is the only remaining sustainable option Newly published government census data indicates that the draft Uttlesford Local Plan significantly underestimates the requirement for new housing by 35%, which is 1,155

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Posted in Planning, Pollution and Air Quality, Press Releases, 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

Press Release: Launch of WeAreResidents.org campaign to oppose Uttlesford District Council housing proposals

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Uttlesford residents urged to respond to UDC housing plan Saffron Walden, 3rd July 2012: The Saffron Walden-based WeAreResidents.org group announces the launch of its campaign to oppose Uttlesford District Council’s new proposals to force large housing developments on Saffron Walden,

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Posted in Consultation, Planning, Pollution and Air Quality, Press Releases, Traffic, Uttlesford District Council, Uttlesford Local Plan

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