Stansted Airport expansion refused

The Planning Committee at Residents for Uttlesford (R4U) led Uttlesford District Council has refused the proposed expansion of Stansted Airport. Manchester Airports Group (MAG), who own and operate Stansted Airport, …read more →

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 a proper Local Plan after the Planning Inspectors found the …read more →

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 homes in their village. The appeals were fought by a …read more →

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 of year joint statement to residents: Cllr John Lodge, Leader, …read more →

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 management experience and want to help your community? R4U’s Cllr …read more →

R4U commits to next phase of Eco-Agenda at UDC delivering 80,000 trees & hedges, bees, bugs and bats

R4U has committed to the next phase of its eco-programme to take action on climate change, protect and enhance Uttlesford’s natural resources and rural character, and take strong action on …read more →

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 cross-party working to protect vital council funding and services. £3.5m/year …read more →

Residents for Uttlesford announce new ‘Residents Administration’ appointments at Uttlesford District Council

Residents for Uttlesford (R4U) has announced its key cabinet, portfolio and committee appointments since gaining control of Uttlesford District Council in the May 2019 local elections. The new administration includes …read more →

Double your Uttlesford Council Tax bill? R4U unwilling to support Tory UDC budget that exposes residents to £100m property speculation risk

Residents for Uttlesford (R4U) has announced that it does not support the £100m loan that UDC intends to take out for property speculation as part of its 2019 budget because …read more →

Analysis shows UDC failed to collect more than £3m in community infrastructure funding from developers in Saffron Walden

UDC recently issued a press release to defend their record of collecting monies from developers to pay for required infrastructure. Analysis of their press release hows that UDC has only …read more →