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 →

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 →

ECC objects to UDC’s large-scale home-building proposals on east of Saffron Walden due to poor road network

R4U believes that a recently published highways study by Essex County Council  derails Uttlesford District Council’s proposals to build 1350 new homes on the east of Saffron Walden. Heather Asker, one …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 →

Newport Bridge Strike Success!

Newport railway bridge is struck about three times a year and near misses, which cause very similar disruption and damage, as the big trucks can’t reverse out, are happening about …read more →

R4U launches bid to prioritise ECC improvements to Saffron Walden’s pavements and roads – Press Release

Residents for Uttlesford (R4U), the local party of towns and villages, has announced that it is working with the Saffron Walden Town Council to consult residents about improving walking, cycling …read more →

Carmageddon over for now, but Saffron Walden got a taste of the gridlock that would be caused by building on the east – Press Release

5th November 2015, Saffron Walden: In light of recent roadworks that shut Thaxted Rd in Saffron Walden, Residents for Uttlesford (R4U), the local party of towns and villages, has expressed significant …read more →