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You may be aware that announcements regarding future development in Uttlesford have been delayed again by the District Council. We have decided to push ahead and are now finalising the draft Neighbourhood Development Plan ready for submission to Uttlesford District Council but before we do that, it would help to have your views on a […]



Dear all – I have slipped out of the routine of weekly updates, now things have to some degree settled down, but thought you might appreciate this occasional fuller update, to pass on as appropriate. The Welcome Point at Stansted airport continues to welcome, support, and assist around 400 Ukrainian arrivals every week. We are continuing […]

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Essential repair and resurfacing work is to start today on the M11 junction 8, Birchanger Green Roundabout bridges. This will involve full weekend closures, weather conditions permitting. Closures and diversions To carry out the work safely, National Highways will need to close the M11 junction 8 bridges. Only one of the bridges will be shut […]

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Farms, villages and rural communities have long found themselves the focus of criminal activity because of their relative isolation from city-based police forces. In Essex, getting a grip with the problem is the responsibility of the Rural Engagement Team (RET), This uniformed outfit works out of Police HQ, Chelmsford. Staffed by two sergeants and eight […]

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We are seeking your opinion on whether a Residents’ Permit Scheme should be introduced on the Mountfitchet Estate. This type of scheme on the Mountfitchet Estate can be used to free up parking for residents and their visitors by preventing non-residential parking, in this case from those that commute from the station or park and […]


Stansted Community Special Constable Steve Dale provides a report on patrols carried out in the village during the months of April and May involving problem parking, abandoned cars and support to SpeedWatch. Stansted-CSC-Report-May-2022


Ayub Khan has airport parking in his sights in his district councillor’s report for June   As the country now starts to recover from the pandemic and people start to travel, one of the consequences has been the return of airport fly parking to the area. Following concerns raised by residents on the Mountfitchet Estate, […]


It may take the District Council’s planning department two years to get back on track, says District Councillor Alan Dean in his April column. The last time I wrote in The Link was in October, when we were still awaiting the result of the planning appeal about development west of Pennington Lane. It was a […]


Geoffrey Sell’s first column for 2002 sees the district councillor update residents of efforts to rid the village of HGVs and brings news of the district council’s Local Plan   On behalf of Stansted’s District Councillors Melvin Caton, Alan Dean, Ayub Khan and myself I should like to wish you a Happy and Safe 2022. […]


RideLondon 2022

Be careful traveling around the county this weekend. The RideLondon route doesn’t directly pass through the village, but many roads around Essex will be closed for the event to allow thousands of cyclists to ride the course safely. For info on road closures visit https://www.ridelondon.co.uk/road-closures/routes