R4U calls for Uttlesford Local Plan lead Cllr Susan Barker to resign over latest in string of major failures

R4U is calling for the resignation of Uttlesford Local Plan portfolio holder Cllr Susan Barker after another costly plan failure which could delay the Local Plan to 2020. A Local …read more →

Significant concerns about bias at UDC towards planning approvals sought by Kier in Saffron Walden

Major concerns have been expressed about a new planning application by Kier to build 150 homes on the east of Saffron Walden, and also that Uttlesford District Council has shown …read more →

R4U secures last minute concession for residents ahead of draft Uttlesford Local Plan consultation

This week R4U has secured a concession to give residents a stronger voice and better outcome as the draft Uttlesford Local Plan moves into public consultation. Councillors at Uttlesford District …read more →

R4U Cllr Barbara Light calls on Chief Exec & UDC Leader to explain Local Plan omnishambles

Response from R4U UDC Cllr Barbara Light: Dear Chief Executive and Leader of the Council Thank you for your email. On behalf of the R4U group, I fully endorse Councillor …read more →

Key Air Quality Study rejected as UDC exposed for trying to ignore illegal pollution to justify mass-housebuilding in Saffron Walden

R4U) believes that UDC’s faulty Air Quality Action Plan that was rejected last week was a deliberate attempt to manufacture evidence to support a politically motivated Local Plan to allow …read more →

Saffron Walden Town Council launches legal challenge to UDC’s parking removal

This week Saffron Walden Town Council formally agreed to start legal proceedings to block the removal of on-street parking from a mile of the town’s roads. All the political parties …read more →

Holding the ‘New’ Local Plan to account every step of the way…

At the May 2015 elections we made a promise to residents. Not only those we directly represent, but also the significant numbers of you who feel shut out of the …read more →

Departures, retirements & a ‘Special Purpose Vehicle’ -Ward report from Cllrs Hargreaves & Parry

Following the departures from the council of the Chief Executive, and the Head of Planning last month, there was a further announcement at the full Council meeting on 18th May …read more →

R4U Councillor Update: Neil Hargreaves & Jo Parry

There has been a lot going on at our District Council including some senior management changes. The new chief executive, Dawn French, previously at Basildon Borough Council, joined on 29th …read more →

A taste of traffic chaos to come? Unless we stop it.

Saffron Walden is this week being treated to a demonstration of what traffic congestion would be like if Uttlesford District Council ever implemented the awful plans they published last year …read more →