Policy Summaries

In summary our policies are (alphabetically):

  1. Economy & Jobs: We will support local economic growth and jobs, continue to promote our district as a great tourist destination, and work to get the infrastructure our businesses need to prosper.
  2. Environment & Green Communities: We will protect and enhance our environment, create new green spaces, reduce pollution, increase recycling, create low-carbon homes and encourage local clean energy.
  3. Health & Social Care: We will promote health and well-being, push for improvements in Social Care, and work to ensure Uttlesford residents of all ages have access to the high quality care they need.
  4. Libraries, Arts, Museums & Heritage: We will fight to support and protect local libraries, museums, arts and community events, and will promote and expand their use.
  5. National Crisis Response: We will proactively play our part in responding to any national crisis or emergency to protect local residents and businesses, whilst holding government and other authorities to account where they make decisions for us.
  6. Planning & the Local Plan: We will deliver a new Local Plan that is evidence-led, puts infrastructure before new homes, is controlled by local communities and not developers, and provides homes that are affordable for local people.
  7. Police & Emergency Services: We will hold elected Commissioners to account, encourage the funding of police community support officers, and fight against cuts to emergency services.
  8. Roads and Transport: We will hold Essex County Council to account to improve our roads, deliver cycle-ways, and for public transport to be upgraded to meet the needs of our district.
  9. Running Your Councils & Finance: We will be open, transparent and accountable to you; we will run services efficiently and effectively; be fair on tax; and be a strong voice for Uttlesford with authorities and on policies that we don’t directly control.
  10. Schools & Education: We will work with other authorities to ensure our children have a top quality education at a school near where they live, and push for reliable and free transport for those living further away.
  11. Social Housing: We will build more council owned social housing to high environmental standards, improve the quality of the existing stock, and ensure that tenants are treated fairly and with respect
  12. Sports, Community & Leisure: We will invest in better facilities and compel developers to provide green, play and sports areas when new homes are approved.
  13. Stansted Airport: We will work with the airport to balance employment with their environmental responsibilities to deal with emissions, pollution, noise, road and rail congestion, and village fly-parking.