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Planning Application: Saffron Walden (85), Gladman, Little Walden Road (UTT/15/2069/OP)

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Overview Application for development of up to 85 dwellings (including 40% affordable housing) on farm land on the north eastern edge of Saffron Walden on Little Walden Road. It is outside of the town’s ‘permitted development boundary’. The application was first

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Posted in Live, Planning Applications, Planning Consultation

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

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

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: 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

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

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

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

Local Plan in Life Support (Feature)

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

Saffron Walden Town Council and WeAreResidents.org working together to fight Kier appeal

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WeAreResidents.org has been making good progress working with the Saffron Walden Town Council against Kier’s appeal of the refusal of planning for 300 houses they’d like to build on the inaccessible east of Saffron Walden. We issued the joint statement

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Posted in Housing and Planning, News, Planning, Planning Application News, Residents Groups, Spotlight Articles, 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 Consulation: ECC proposes to push roadworks to night-time at 133 more Uttlesford streets

Essex County Council is proposing to ban daytime street closures for roadworks at an additional 133 locations in Uttlesford. Currently there are only 38 streets where they mandate this. This 350% increase will mean more night-time drilling and resurfacing outside

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Posted in Consultation, Essex County Council, Live, Local Government, News, Roads and Transport

Public Consultation: Solar Farm, Butlers Farm, Ashdon (UTT/14/2755/FUL)

Plans to erect a field of solar panels at Butlers Farm, Ashdon (UTT/14/2755/FUL) is in Public Consultation until Thursday 23rd October 2014. There is information below to help you understand the application and respond to UDC’s request for comments. Renewable energy

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

BBC features Saffron Walden residents’ call for safer cycling in last week of consultation

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WeAreResidents.org supports the creation of a safe cycling and walking route between Saffron Walden and Audley End Station. It removes cars from the roads and helps people get fitter. Residents’ group Access Walden, have been campaigning for this and Essex

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Posted in Cycleway, Essex County Council, News, Road Safety, Roads and Transport, Spotlight Articles

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

Rotten Borough (Feature)

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
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