Compendium of Stansted Housebuilding Plans
2 March 2013
[posted 27 April] All ECC Councillors are up for re-election. Details of Stansted Candidates and Polling Stations Gridlock World [posted 5th Apri] &nb
Preliminary Planning Application at Walpole Farm
17 February 2013
UTT/13/0101/SCO: Mixed development of up to 200 homes, up to 2,500 sqm of B1 floor space with areas of public open space, landscaping, parking , footpath links and new access. Search in
Parish to Determine Response to Bentfield Green Houses
10 February 2013
At the Full Council Meeting on Wednesday 13th Feb. the parish's response to Taylor Wimpey's plan for 170 homes, on 13 Hectares West of Bentfield Green, will be discussed. The building plan will be submitted for planning approval in the spring, at which point UDC will seek the Parish Council's views.
Planning Application made at Bentfield Green
16 May 2013
Taylor Wimpey have submitted outline planning application UTT/13/1203/OP for Bentfield Green.
Proposal: Erection of up to 140 dwellings, primary school, allotments, public open space, sports pavilion and associated parking, village green provision, landscaping, and associated infrastructure and access.
Pdf application file available here (4 MB) BentfieldApplic. The provisional deadline for comments is 13 June 2013 at UDC planning website.
Save Stansted Village campaign
P.Council Response to UDC on Elms Farm
[posted 10 May] Following the Full Council debate on 8th May the Parish Council's letter to UDC planning Dept. on Elms Farm Outline Development can be found here PC letter to UDC. The letter from the Environment Agency to UDC regarding flooding can be found as document 134 of 134 here UTT/13/0386/OP or on the Parish Web site.
The Environment Agency reports on potential flooding were posted on the UDC planning page earlier in the year and can be found here (big files ~7MB ). Flood Modelling Report Feb2013 Flood Risk and Drainage AssessmentFeb2013 A list of all 134 Elms Farm related documents and links can be found here: UTT/13/0386/OP
P.C. to Decide Response to Elms Farm
[posted 4th May] The Full Council Meeting 8 May will discuss the Elms Farm Redevelopment. Location: Day Centre. Public Partiicipation at 7:45 pm.
Panoramic view of the development S.East-N.West Housing extends from Church Road to the end of the wooded area over the rail line and half the width of the flood plain from the rail line going South.
County Council Election Results for Stansted
[posted 5th May]
Raymond Gooding Conservative 2262
Geoffrey Sell Liberal Democrat 1766
Peter Barclay UK Independence 944
Ian Davies Labour 402
Martin Wybrew Green 186
Neighbourhood Watch Meeting
[posted 4 May] The next meeting of Neighbourhood Watch is on Wednesday May 22nd at 7.30 pm in the Day Centre
Fairfield Consultation Deadline Delayed
[posted 28 April] Deadline for the Fairfield 800 house planning application (see below) has been extended to 17th May.
There is a Public Exhibition of plans for a proposed housing development south of Stansted Road, Elsenham to be held at the Memorial Hall Elsenham on Friday 10th May 3-30-7.30pm.
800 House Planning Application Elsenham/Henham - Object Now !
[posted 24th April] This development will greatly affect traffic in Stansted and the number of houses could grow to 3,000 over the years. Save Elsenham and Henham Villages Campaign is online at www.saveourvillage.co.uk where a template to object to the application can be downloaded - deadline 2nd May. Envelopes with forms are also being delivered by hand in Stansted over the next few days. The original planning application can be found here Fairfield Application. and a press release here.
New Essex Rights of Way Maps online
[posted 24th April] ECC has set up a new searchable/scrollable/scalable RoW map at roughly 4000:1 scale
Reminder: Stansted in Bloom
[posted 11th April] Competition entries need to be registered by 30 April. Download from here or see April Stansted Link Magazine.
Join the Sustainable Homes Network
Thursday 16th May starting at 8pm, Council Chamber, UDC, London Road, Saffron Walden.
Presentations by Stuart Monk from Ecoliving Essex on air source and ground source heat pumps with case studies of installed local examples and Jonathan Cooke from Dragon Contracts on PV, Solar Thermal and Biomass (log, chip and pellet) with case studies of installed local examples. LinkToUDCWebPage
UDC releases position statement on development
Ahead of Tuesday's cabinet meeting, agenda item 11 UDC Cabinet 26 March 2013
The Uttlesford Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment 2012, including Stansted, can be found here
The new National Planning Policy Framework comes into force on Wednesday 27 March. Daily Telegraph Article
Two village housing development protest links:
For Village Events: Stansted Link Magazine Vol XXXIII No. 4
Compendium of Stansted Housebuilding Plans
Below are the presently known major building plans in Stansted of which two are already active on the UDC planning portal.
 Bloor Homes (Walpole Farm) 160 dwellings http://publicaccess.uttlesford.gov.uk/online-applications/search.do?action=simple&searchType=Application Bloor has put up their plans www.Bloorhomes.com/Stansted. First discussed by the P.C in April 2011 http://www.stansted.net/uploads/6-4-11-1.pdf It is understood that planning permission will be sought in April.
 Knight Group (Elms Farm) 58 dwellings. Shrimplin Brown’s Elms Farm Presentation UDC application UTT/13/0386/OP at http://publicaccess.uttlesford.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=summary&keyVal=MIEOFPQN01O00 On Green Belt, but the P.C. supports limited development here as in the LDF response below. The plans have varied somewhat since the public display in December.
 Robert Church (Pines Hill) 60 dwellings. http://stansted.net/uploads/LindenHomesPinesHill.pdf First discussed by the P.C. in July 2012 http://www.stansted.net/uploads/SFC_11-7-12.pdf On Metropolitan Green Belt.
 Land Charter (Sworders Old Yard 14 Cambridge Road). Approx 20 dwellings as outlined in the draft at 14 Cambridge Road. First discussed in March 2012 and, at that time, opposed by the council, this area has had two failed planning applications by a different developer in 2012. Last discussed by the council on 16 Jan 2013 Full Council 16Jan13.
Total 464 homes proposed, against the UDC draft plan allocation to Stansted of only 60. Expert opinion from the developers is that UDC will bundle all the applications into a one-day super application, from which the planning committee will select the most favourable while the rejected plans will go to appeal.
The Parish Council’s response to the the Local Development framework can be found at