Local Plan Transport Study confirms many Uttlesford roads at capacity, Saffron Walden should not take additional mass-housing and eastern link-road is a ‘myth’

A major new Uttlesford Transport Study, which has been finally published by UDC as part of their draft Local Plan, highlights past failings and recommends that Saffron Walden and Elsenham …read more →

Residents locked out of Local Plan in local NIMBY-Tory political move, cross-party meetings cancelled, public consultation cut – Press Release

Residents for Uttlesford (R4U) has expressed significant concerns about political interference in the new Local Plan and that UDC is again failing in its legal obligations. UDC is currently developing …read more →

Secretary of State’s refusal of extensions to Uttlesford’s existing towns and villages leave New Settlement as only viable option to meet housing need – Press Release

Residents for Uttlesford (R4U) believes that the Secretary of State’s refusal of planning for 1,500 home extensions to existing towns and villages makes the case for new settlements the only …read more →

Barker bulldozes Saffron Walden parking objections to get houses built; UDC exposed for serious misrepresentation over road scheme – Press Release

R4U has announced that it is referring the decision to remove 200 on-street parking places from Saffron Walden for scrutiny by ECC and is preparing for legal action. Unpopular Scheme …read more →

Risk of another £2 million Local Plan failure as UDC Cabinet bars public from consulting on new homes’ sites – Press Release

Residents for Uttlesford (R4U) has expressed significant concerns about another Local Plan rejection after the UDC Cabinet voted to remove public and developer consultation on their new draft Local Plan. …read more →

Saffron Walden School Funding Collapses; County Councillor Calls for Urgent Action – Press Release

Residents for Uttlesford (R4U), the local party of towns and villages, has announced that its Essex County Councillor John Lodge has called for urgent action by Essex County Council on …read more →

Carmageddon over for now, but Saffron Walden got a taste of the gridlock that would be caused by building on the east – Press Release

5th November 2015, Saffron Walden: In light of recent roadworks that shut Thaxted Rd in Saffron Walden, Residents for Uttlesford (R4U), the local party of towns and villages, has expressed significant …read more →