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 →

Stansted Airport expansion delayed to review more evidence including new UK Carbon Net Zero 2050 legislation

Councillors at Uttlesford District Council have voted to delay the approval on the planning application for the Stansted Airport expansion to consider new material evidence, including the new UK Carbon …read more →

Local Plan inspection is ‘best option’ to protect Uttlesford communities

Uttlesford District Council has written to the Planning Inspectors to say they see no reason why the Local Plan should not go to examination next week. Read on to find …read more →

R4U provides an update on Stansted Airport expansion and recommits to striking ‘fairer deal’ with Airport

Stansted Airport is considered ‘national infrastructure’ and so any decision to grow it should not be taken lightly; it should be properly evidenced. The previous Conservative controlled Uttlesford District Council …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 →

Cllr Arthur Coote elected as Saffron Walden Mayor

Residents for Uttlesford (R4U) has confirmed that at the Saffron Walden Town Council meeting on Monday 13th Arthur Coote was elected as Saffron Walden Mayor for the current year. The …read more →

We are are thrilled and honoured to serve Saffron Walden for another 4 years

Residents for Uttlesford (R4U) has said that it is ‘thrilled and honoured’ and thanks voters after being re-elected to Saffron Walden Town Council with an increased majority. The local residents …read more →