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 →

Local Conservatives withdraw from UDC Climate Change initiatives after R4U challenge their support of ongoing expansion of Stansted Airport

Local Conservative councillors have withdrawn from UDC Energy and Climate Change Working Group after R4U challenged their environmental credentials. This was following the local Conservative’s support for continued growth of …read more →

R4U hits out at government as High Court challenge to ‘climate-killing’ expansion of Stansted Airport is blocked

Residents for Uttlesford (R4U) has hit out at the government ahead of the COP26 conference in Glasgow, as its administration at Uttlesford District Council is blocked from taking High Court …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 →

R4U delighted at UDC’s ‘Olympic legacy’ investment in facilities at Thaxted Skatepark

Residents for Uttlesford (R4U) is delighted that its councillors at R4U-led Uttlesford District Council have unanimously approved a £35,000 grant to refurbish the skatepark operated by the Thaxted Youth Club. …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 →

Neil Hargreaves: “R4U delivering for residents at UDC”

R4U’s Cllr Neil Hargreaves is the UDC portfolio holder for Budgets and Finance. He’s provided the following update to residents about the progress R4U has made since being elected to …read more →

Confidence motion at UDC exposed to be based on fabrications by Westminster opposition parties

The Motion of No Confidence filed by the Westminster opposition at UDC has been exposed to be based on fabrications and dismissed. R4U’s Cllr John Lodge, who is Leader of …read more →

R4U disappointed by Stansted Airport expansion approval that prioritises business profits over our environment

Residents for Uttlesford (R4U) is disappointed in the approval of a large-scale expansion of Stansted Airport, and calls on the Secretary of State to reverse the decision so that the …read more →

Uttlesford District Council Chief Executive Dawn French announces intention to step down

UDC has announced that Chief Executive Dawn French has decided to step down after 5 years in the post. Below is the council’s press release, including quotes from R4U’s Cllrs …read more →