Significant concerns UDC massaged pollution report for Saffron Walden ahead of key vote on additional 250 house estates east of town

Major concerns have been voiced by Residents for Uttlesford about a new air quality report that Uttlesford District Council has produced to support building at least a further 250 houses …read more →

R4U wins vote to require UDC to undertake pollution monitoring as mandated by the Department of the Environment

After pollution monitoring failures by Uttlesford District Council, R4U proposed and got unanimous support in a vote to require the council to undertake pollution monitoring as mandated by the government’s …read more →

Objection submitted to voice residents’ concerns about new Saffron Walden traffic light and one-way scheme

To support and voice residents’ concerns, R4U has filed a formal objection with the Essex County Council Highways Authority about UDC’s latest traffic light and one-way scheme in Saffron Walden. …read more →

Calls for better safety and reduction in Saffron Walden speeding after first accident on UDC’s new Urban Clearway

Following the first accident in what R4U predicted would be an unsafe traffic scheme forced on Saffron Walden by UDC, R4U pushes for traffic calming, speed restrictions and other changes. …read more →

Local Plan Transport Study confirms many Uttlesford roads at capacity, Saffron Walden should not take additional mass-housing and eastern link-road is a ‘myth’

A major new Uttlesford Transport Study, which has been finally published by UDC as part of their draft Local Plan, highlights past failings and recommends that Saffron Walden and Elsenham …read more →

Have you been affected by A120 traffic? Turns out it’s over-capacity!

Congestion on the A120/A12 affects the lives of many people not just in Suffolk and Essex, but nationally and internationally because it is part of the UK’s strategic road network.There …read more →

A ‘Hub’ at what cost?

We should not think that the pollution troubles of Volkswagen are a long way removed from life in Saffron Walden and I was made acutely aware of this by the …read more →

Radical measures to make our roads safer…

I was delighted to see from the front pages of last week’s press that many local politicians appear to have been reading from our manifesto and are proposing a greater …read more →

ECC R4U Cllr John Lodge: Heeding Commons warnings on air quality

The House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee published its latest report last month and damns government approach to air quality at all levels,with comments such as :- “Our main recommendations …read more →