Stansted Airport expansion refused

Stansted Airport expansion refused

The Planning Committee at Residents for Uttlesford (R4U) led Uttlesford District Council has refused the proposed expansion of Stansted Airport ...
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Calls to investigate bus operator after a number of incidents and student injuries

Calls to investigate bus operator after a number of incidents and student injuries

Residents for Uttlesford's (R4U) district councillor responsible for Community Safety at Uttlesford District Council has started the process to request ...
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Inspector finds former Conservative Administration’s second Uttlesford Local Plan unsound; new administration commits to re-engineering the council

Inspector finds former Conservative Administration’s second Uttlesford Local Plan unsound; new administration commits to re-engineering the council

Residents for Uttlesford (R4U) has announced that its new administration has committed to re-engineering Uttlesford District Council (UDC) to deliver ...
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Two major appeal wins prevent 224 unsustainable homes on the edge of Newport

Two major appeal wins prevent 224 unsustainable homes on the edge of Newport

Residents have been celebrating in Newport after they won two appeals against the unsustainable development of more than 200 new ...
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UDC Leaders’ End of Year Message:  “Delivering a Residents First Agenda”

UDC Leaders’ End of Year Message: “Delivering a Residents First Agenda”

R4U’s John Lodge and Petrina Lees, Council Leader and Deputy Leader at Uttlesford District Council have issued the following end ...
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UDC Formally Adopts Next Phase of R4U's Eco-Agenda

UDC Formally Adopts Next Phase of R4U’s Eco-Agenda

Uttlesford District Council voted to adopt the next phase of R4U's eco-agenda at a cross-party meeting of all councillors on ...
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Recruitment starts for independent members to join new UDC Investment Board to boost governance

Recruitment starts for independent members to join new UDC Investment Board to boost governance

Uttlesford District Council has started recruiting new independent members to join the council’s new Investment Board. Do you have asset ...
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Picture Story: Saffron Walden residents ‘dig in’ to plant thousands of hedging plants and trees

Picture Story: Saffron Walden residents ‘dig in’ to plant thousands of hedging plants and trees

R4U has announced that its tree planting initiative at Saffron Walden Town Council was successful across all 3 sites in ...
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Cross-party working to solve UDC £3.5m financial hole to protect council services

Cross-party working to solve UDC £3.5m financial hole to protect council services

Residents for Uttlesford (R4U) is making changes in the way investments are undertaken at UDC. This is part of increased ...
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Learn how to use your new free outdoor gym on Saffron Walden Common on 21 November

Learn how to use your new free outdoor gym on Saffron Walden Common on 21 November

Get some free training and tips on how to use the new free outdoor gym equipment on Saffron Walden Common ...
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New Electric Vehicle Charging Points opened on Saffron Walden Common as part of Uttlesford-wide plan

New Electric Vehicle Charging Points opened on Saffron Walden Common as part of Uttlesford-wide plan

Uttlesford District Council has installed new electric vehicle charging points in its car park on Saffron Walden Common as part ...
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New playground on Saffron Walden Common wins Best in Essex award

New playground on Saffron Walden Common wins Best in Essex award

On the back of winning the Best Council in Essex award, Saffron Walden Town Council has now won 2 more ...
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3,000 trees and shrubs to be planted in Saffron Walden by Christmas as part of R4U ‘Re-Greening’ programme

3,000 trees and shrubs to be planted in Saffron Walden by Christmas as part of R4U ‘Re-Greening’ programme

R4U-led Saffron Walden Town Council will plant thousands of trees and shrubs in Saffron Walden before the end of the ...
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Community investment at core of new 4-year R4U plan for Saffron Walden Town Council

Community investment at core of new 4-year R4U plan for Saffron Walden Town Council

R4U led Saffron Walden Town Council has adopted a new 4-year plan to deliver on the party's manifesto commitments. R4U’s ...
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Residents for an even Greener Uttlesford: Three R4U councillors switch to Green Party

Residents for an even Greener Uttlesford: Three R4U councillors switch to Green Party

In a joint press statement the Green Party and Residents for Uttlesford have announced that: Three Uttlesford District Councillors from ...
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Is the next Greta Thunberg right here in Uttlesford? R4U takes lead in giving youth stronger say on issues

Is the next Greta Thunberg right here in Uttlesford? R4U takes lead in giving youth stronger say on issues

At Residents for Uttlesford (R4U) we have taken steps through our ‘Youth Council’ initiate at Uttlesford District Council to give ...
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It’s official: R4U-led Saffron Walden Town Council is now the best of 300 in Essex!

It’s official: R4U-led Saffron Walden Town Council is now the best of 300 in Essex!

Under Residents for Uttlesford (R4U) stewardship the Saffron Walden Town Council has been recognised as the best of 300 councils ...
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UDC takes action to require developer of 85 home site to deliver promised community benefits and houses that meet national standards

UDC takes action to require developer of 85 home site to deliver promised community benefits and houses that meet national standards

The new UDC Planning Committee has refused the Detailed Planning application made by a housing developer of a large site ...
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New Uttlesford District Council blocks former Conservatives’ plans to build on designated Green Space land

New Uttlesford District Council blocks former Conservatives’ plans to build on designated Green Space land

The UDC Planning Committee has blocked the previous Conservative administration’s attempt to build on designated 'public open space' land in Saffron ...
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R4U makes first changes at UDC planning to tip balance back towards residents and their communities

R4U makes first changes at UDC planning to tip balance back towards residents and their communities

Residents for Uttlesford (R4U) has made the first of a number of changes to the planning area at UDC to ...
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About Residents for Uttlesford...

About Residents for Uttlesford

Residents for Uttlesford (R4U) is the local independent party of north-west Essex towns and villages. Formed in 2014 by a number of residents’ groups, the party believes that on local issues residents should decide, not Westminster parties.

R4U leads Uttlesford District Council (UDC). It is the fastest growing local political movement in its district. In its first election in 2015 it became the second party at UDC. In 2017 it solidified its position with a further by-election gain with 60% of the vote. In the May 2019 Local Elections R4U gained majority control of UDC winning two-thirds of the seats. The result delivered the biggest loss of seats by any UK Conservative controlled council in the UK.

R4U’s success has been based on the desire to give local people a voice and implement long range strategic and sustainable plans for their area.

R4U also leads Saffron Walden Town Council, where under its stewardship the council has rebuilt finances, invested in community assets, and won multiple awards, including the best run council in Essex. It is a minority party on Great Dunmow Town Council.

Residents for Uttlesford can be found on the web at www.residents4u.org.