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 the local political party Residents for Uttlesford (R4U) have joined …read more →

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 younger residents strong representation on key issues that they care …read more →

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 in Essex. The ‘Council of the Year’ is awarded annually …read more →

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 in Saffron Walden because it failed to meet national housing …read more →

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 Walden. The land, owned by the council, is a half-hectare …read more →

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 give residents a strong voice and hold developers to account. …read more →

SWTC: Proposal for 100 houses on Friends School site breaks local and national planning policies – Residents urged to respond to Public Consultation

The Friends School has roots going back to 1702, however it became central to Saffron Walden in 1870s when George Stacey Gibson gifted the land so that the school could …read more →

R4U delighted as new community Exercise Park nears completion on Saffron Walden Common

Opening soon! The new adult and teen exercise park on the Saffron Walden Common is expected to be open within a week. It is part of R4U’s ongoing drive to …read more →

Essex County Council U-turns library closings but still must be held to account

In 2018 Essex County Council announced that they intended to close a large number of the libraries in the county, including half of the ones in Uttlesford. After months of …read more →

First week of Uttlesford Local Plan hearings focus on new homes and jobs

After the end of the first week of the Local Plan hearings R4U chair Cllr John Lodge, who is UDC Leader, said “So far the Planning Inspectors have examined the …read more →