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 →

Don’t play ‘party politics’ with the local plan.

In last week’s press the Conservative UDC leader asserted that R4U Councillors had played naïve protest politics with regard to the New Plan consultation document. If so then let us …read more →

R4U operating as an effective opposition, demanding quality for residents.

At the previous council meeting there was nothing much to discuss or vote on. The other night was different – we had the big subjects of Essex devolution and the …read more →

“I’m often asked where I think the housing should go”…

Residents for Uttlesford is committed to participating in the new Uttlesford Planning Policy Working Group (UPPWG) – and I am currently a member of this group. I am often asked …read more →

Today should be a crucial day for the future of Uttlesford

At the first meeting of the Uttlesford Planning Policy working Group, R4U ECC Cllr John Lodge made the following speech (as public submissions are allowed in these meetings). We hope …read more →