The High and Supreme courts have backed UDC’s decision to refuse two unsustainable planning applications.
Cllr Evans continued “R4U fighting for residents to repel poor developments doesn’t sit well with the Conservative party’s overwhelming support of the £50 billion housebuilding industry from which it receives much of its funding – and so in a political attack, the government recently restricted the ability for local Uttlesford residents to decide on major planning applications. None the less, these outcomes, by the highest courts in the land, underscore the fact that UDC is getting planning decisions right for residents and that the Conservatives’ power-grab, that helps its developer supporters, is even more unjustified. And these aren’t isolated decisions. UDC wins 84% of its planning appeals and in December it won a prestigious RTPI Best Planning Excellence 2021 award. We will continue to fight hard to get the right planning outcomes for local residents.”