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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

Stop Press: Is your Uttlesford community getting more homes? UDC publish draft Local Plan housing numbers

Today UDC just published its draft list of where it wants to allow new homes to be built. If passed by a majority of councillors, this version of the Local …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 →

Risky Business, Bins, & More Representation – Newport Ward update from Neil Hargreaves and Anthony Gerard

Report from Newport Ward District Councillors Neil Hargreaves and Anthony Gerard. Commercial Investment Currently UDC is well funded because it receives the New Homes Bonus (NHB) of £8,000 per house …read more →

It’s been a privilege to represent Newport, Quendon, Rickling and Widdington – Jo Parry

For the past four years I have been privileged to have represented the people of Newport, Quendon, Rickling and Widdington as District Councillor, and Newport as Parish Councillor. It is …read more →

Why I’m A Resident Standing For Essex County Council – Anthony Gerard

Local issues matter. They matter to me, to my family, to my neighbours and to my community. It matters that we help each other to make where we live a …read more →

Vote Petrina Lees and Garry LeCount for Elsenham & Henham Ward

Ward residents Petrina Lees and Garry LeCount are the R4U candidates in the Elsenham & Henham Uttlesford District Council by-election on 16 February 2017. The two council vacancies became available after both …read more →