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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

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: Newport (94), Ellis/West of London Rd (UTT/15/1869/FUL)

Overview Eco development of 94 dwellings (74 market-priced and 20 affordable) on farmland between London Rd and the Newport Primary School. Site Plan/Map: Developer’s Locations Plan Developer’s Site Plan Details: Location: London Rd, Newport, CB11 3PS Developers/Promoters: Ellis (Trust) /

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Posted in Housing and Planning, Live, News, Planning, Planning Application News, Planning Applications, Planning Consultation, Spotlight Articles

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Overview **This application has been withdrawn ** Persimmon Homes’ development of 36 one, two and three bedroom houses and apartments on land to the east of Catons Lane and west of Lime Avenue in Saffron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

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

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

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: 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

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
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