Policy Statement: Local Plan

You said:

Sort out the mess left after the Local Plan was rejected; make sure our voices are properly heard, and don’t wreck our communities.

We will produce a new Local Plan which will both guarantee that all development in Uttlesford relates closely to identified need and also satisfies the Planning Inspectorate. We shall involve Town and Parish councils in arriving at decisions based on evidence, not on political influence. We shall hold to account both developers and the agencies responsible for the delivery of key infrastructure, ensuring that this is reviewed prior to giving planning permission. We will remove political influence over the Planning Committee, make their meetings more accessible to residents, and reverse the ban on public speakers.