R4U delighted that Newport, Quendon & Ricking Neighbourhood Plan enters Pre-Submission Public Consultation

Residents for Uttlesford (R4U) has said it is delighted that the Newport, Quendon & Ricking Neighbourhood Plan has entered the Pre-Submission Public Consultation phase and is available for public comment …read more →

UDC Planning Committee puts residents first in landmark refusal of 150 houses in Newport on the grounds of air quality

Residents for Uttlesford (R4U), the local party of towns and villages, has welcomed the recent landmark planning refusal of 150 additional homes in Newport on the grounds of impact to …read more →

Access on a blind bend? Public Comment Deadline for 150 houses in Newport extended until 1st December

Access on a blind bend, inaccurate traffic reporting, and the severing of the Harcamlow Way are just a few of the issues raised by residents and the Newport Parish Council …read more →

94 houses go ahead in Newport after planning appeal lost – and another 150 proposed, so reply to consultation while you can

We and the Newport Parish Council are disappointed to have lost the recent appeal against the refusal of 94 houses on land between London Rd and the Primary School in …read more →

Crunch! R4U secures delivery of road improvements to reduce Newport bridge strikes

Residents for Uttlesford (R4U) is pleased to have secured £70,000 of road improvements to reduce HGV bridge strikes in Newport and that the signage upgrades are expected to be delivered …read more →

Keeping up the fight for fair school transport!

Dear Resident, Recently, parents who pay for Essex school transport received notification of the second large increase in costs in 12 months, so most will now pay nearly £1,000 a …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 →

Residential Parking Standards crucial to neighbourhood harmony!

The Uttlesford Local Residential Parking Standards drawn up 6 years ago doesn’t mention tandem car parking. Presumably no-one in 2009 thought that layouts with parking in lines, with the inside …read more →

Resolving neighbourhood disputes as a community.

As a Councillor it is disappointing and frustrating to take on a case on behalf of a resident and find a satisfactory resolution very difficult to achieve. Perhaps you can …read more →