Two more victories for UDC and residents as 2 appeals for 300 houses refused in the High Court

The High and Supreme courts have backed UDC’s decision to refuse two unsustainable planning applications. R4U’s Cllr John Evans, who is UDC portfolio holder for Planning and the Local Plan, …read more →

Independent planners question Westminster motives for punitive action against Uttlesford

Independent planning experts have been questioning the government’s real motives for taking control of major planning decisions in Uttlesford. Cllr John Evans, UDC portfolio holder for Planning and the Local …read more →

House-building: Does he who pays the piper, whistle the tune?

The government’s removal of residents’ power to decide on major planning matters is all about politics. …read more →

R4U appalled that Conservatives seize control of Uttlesford planning decisions by the back door

Residents for Uttlesford (R4U) is appalled by a political move to bypass local decision making on housebuilding in Uttlesford. …read more →

R4U’s improvement programme at Uttlesford District Council recognised by award from Royal Town Planning Institute

Residents for Uttlesford (R4U) is delighted that after embarking on an ambitious re-engineering programme at Uttlesford District Council (UDC), the local authority has received a prestigious award for strategic planning. …read more →

Letter from government provides more evidence that R4U is right to be fixing inherited Planning and Development capability at UDC

A recent letter from the government Department of Housing and Communities supports R4U’s own analysis that the planning function at Uttlesford District Council was underperforming under the previous administration and …read more →

R4U at UDC start next phase of Planning and Development reeningeering to make it ‘fighting fit’

Residents for Uttlesford (R4U) has announced that its manifesto promise to fix Planning and Development at UDC has passed another major milestone with the publishing of the independent review that …read more →

Concerns about ‘house-building assault’ on Uttlesford as developers push for many more homes than are needed

Concern has been expressed by Residents for Uttlesford (R4U) about a developers’ ‘house-building assault’ on the district mandated and enabled by the government as the Local Plan ‘Call for Sites’ …read more →

R4U puts residents at centre of re-engineered Local Plan process at UDC

R4U has designed the new Local Plan process at UDC to improve decision making, provide better scrutiny of work, and put residents at the centre. R4U’s Cllr John Evans, who …read more →

R4U opposes government moves to strip away local planning control that could see ‘tens-of-thousands of houses dumped on Uttlesford’

Residents for Uttlesford (R4U) is strongly opposed to the government’s proposals to strip control of planning from local councils. R4U vice chair Dan Starr said “We must be clear; this …read more →