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The District Council in its latest update on the progress of developing a local plan says it hopes to submit its final draft of the plan to the Planning Inspectorate in May 2024 with a full adoption date pencilled in for March 2025. New timetable set for Local Plan Uttlesford District Council is in the […]

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Church Road is to be closed for 3 days from Monday, July 25 while Affinity Water carries out connection works in the area. A diversion will be in operation during the closure. ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT 1984 – SECTION 14(1) Temporary Traffic Regulation Order of Church Road, Stansted Please click on the following link https://one.network/?tm=128601805 to find details of the intended […]

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Below is news of the outcome of our recent consultation on the proposed Residents’s Parking Scheme on the Mountfitchet Estate First, we would like to thank the residents who took the time to respond to the consultation. We distributed letters to 225 households and received 89 replies. Eighty-five households objected to the introduction of the […]


District Councillor Melvin Cation provides an update for May of how Uttlesford is playing its part to deal with the crisis in Ukraine and to manage the escalating Cost of Living Crisis.  After the unexpected drama of Uttlesford’s Planning Department being designated because of poor performance in deciding major planning applications over the 2018-2020 period […]

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Changes being made to the traffic system at the A120 roundabout near junction 8 of the M11 will impact on the flow of vehicles running through this area over the coming months. Details are provided in the update by Essex Highways below M11 Junction 8 Improvements – A120 Birchanger Roundabout Update What is happening: The […]



Please note due to a lack of agenda items, the Full Council Meeting that had been scheduled for Wednesday, July 6 has been cancelled. A list of this week’s planning applications can be viewed in the document below: Planning Applications – 6th July 2022


The Local Plan timetable has been amended as new option have emerged, reports Uttlesford District Council. An additional option has emerged and the District Council requires more time to evaluate this so it can be considered in the plan context along with others. The next stage of the process – known as the Regulation 18 […]

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National Highways is carrying out essential surveys to assess the condition of the road on the M11 between junctions 6 and 9. They plan to complete this work over 5 weeks between Monday 20 June and Friday 22 July. They will work between 8pm and 6am on weeknights only, weather conditions permitting. Closures and diversions To carry out […]


Fundraising efforts to get a defibrillator on the Walpole Meadows estate paid off in May when this vital piece of life-saving kit was installed at the District Council Building on Hornbeam Way. Walpole Meadows resident Alison Bradnick crowd-funded the £1,500 sum to pay for the defibrillator, with District Councillors Alan Dean and Geoffrey Sell chipping […]


With news of how District Councillors are supporting local voluntary initiatives and what’s being done to tackle the Climate Emergency, Geoffrey Sell provides an insight on Uttlesford affairs in August.   I hope you enjoyed the Platinum Jubilee celebrations. Like many of you I have never known another monarch. In a sense we are all […]