John has lived in Stebbing for 30 years. He’s a strong advocate for residents having a stronger say in what happens locally. He’s used his position as a district councillor and UDC portfolio holder for Planning and Infrastructure, the Local Plan, and Stansted Airport to do just that. Outside of the council, he’s a solicitor and interested in heritage and our rural landscape. He previous served a chair of the successful Stebbing Neighbourhood Plan.
“Whilst the fear of the Conservatives’ West-of-Braintree new town has receded since R4U was elected, we must remain active and vigilant to protect our rural life from over-development – and residents must always have a say in what happens.” John Evans
- Uttlesford District Felsted and Stebbing Ward (Councillor)
John has lived in Stebbing for 30 years, and prior to that 10 years in Hatfield Heath, so is very familiar with and supportive of both Ward and District interests. He has served as UDC Cabinet Member for Planning, the Local Plan, Stansted Airport and Infrastructure while appointed also to a number of external bodies. He was privileged to chair the Stebbing Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group, whose Plan was passed successfully last Summer. As Cabinet Member, he has been a strong advocate for neighbourhood planning and spoken widely in the community in support. He is particularly interested in heritage and landscape matters and serves as Vice Chair of Stebbing Local History Society. He is a Solicitor and also sits as an Arbitrator.