Even though the village was first recognised in 1086, to all intents and purposes, Takeley today is a new settlement. It borders Stansted Airport, which has significantly changed the nature and shape of the village over the last 30 years. It has 1,600 homes, 650 (68%) of which have been built since 2001.
2015 new Local Plan Context
After their draft Local Plan was rejected, Uttlesford District Council started a new Local Plan process in 2015. The start of the process included a ‘call for sites’. This asked all landowners and developers to come forward with land that they’d like to develop within the Local Plan period. In effect this means between now and 2033. There are a surplus of potential development sites across the district, so the council will consult and consider which ones it wishes to include as part of its Local Plan.
Development Sites Being Considered
Below are the possible new (2015) Local Plan sites in the village.
- Download maps, details and housing numbers for each site (source UDC, 2015)
- Download UDC’s assessment of the suitability of each site (SLLA, 22 Feb 2016)
- Local Plan related planning applications for Takeley
- Councillors: Parish Ward | District Ward | County Division
- 12,500 new homes needed in Uttlesford says UDC 04-Oct-15
- Planning Application: Takeley (100), Brewers End (UTT/14/3295/DFO, UTT/13/1393/OP) 30-Oct-14
- Planning Application: Takeley (211), West Of Great Canfield Rd (UTT/14/2306/OP ,UTT/14/3705/OP) 31-Jul-14
- Document: WeAreResidents.org response to June 2014 draft Local Plan Consultation 02-Jun-14
- UDC Planning refuse 700 homes for Dunmow and approve 100 for Takeley 02-Aug-13