Alan Dean

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Uttlesford’s cabinet is to be asked on 10 July to release £200,000 of the remaining balance of money paid into a community pot by developers/homeowners living at Forest Hall Park, Stansted. The cabinet report is linked here. I can add little information to this report but would welcome views on how the remaining money should […]

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ONE STEP FORWARD FOR NEW LOCAL PLAN

by Alan Dean on 1 July, 2017

Thursday evening saw a step forward towards ending the Ten Year Saga of Uttlesford’s Local Plan. The Planning Policy Working Group agreed unanimously – four Conservative, two Liberal Democrat and two Residents for Uttlesford councillors – to endorse the newly emerged draft. It now heads for Cabinet on July 6th and Full Council on July […]

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Residents for Here Today, There Tomorrow

by Alan Dean on 23 February, 2017

Local election candidates who engage most on the doorstep with their potential voters are carrying out one of the basic activities of local democracy; talking to and listening to local people. That was one of the reasons why a Residents for Uttlesford candidate in Elsenham and Henham, who, so I am told, spent several hours a day on the stomp, came top of the […]

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The Liberal Democrat constituency party has issued a press release that I am posting here. Liberal Democrat candidates for Elsenham and Henham double by-elections chosen; nominations accepted by council on Monday LIBERAL Democrats in Uttlesford have put their faith in Lorraine (Lori) Flawn and Sinead Holland to fight the upcoming double by-election in the Elsenham […]

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The poor judgment of some elected members and officers at Uttlesford DC and Essex CC in 2014 have been exposed in a letter from  the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government and a Planning Inspector’s report. The appeal by Fairfield (Elsenham) Limited against Uttlesford’s planning committee’s refusal of their application for 800 dwellings […]

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CAMBRIDGE ROAD UPDATE – A NEW AND BETTER SCHEME

by Alan Dean on 25 August, 2016

An update by me on the Cambridge Road planning saga is long overdue. Here in summary is what has been happening in the past year: 18 November 2015 – fourth planning application at 14 Cambridge Road for 10 dwellings and 2 commercial buildings refused by Uttlesford Planning Committee. 26-27 April 2016 – appeal hearing on […]

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New attempt at roof top amenity area

by Alan Dean on 11 May, 2016

The developer at Castle Maltings in Lower Street, Stansted has applied for the second time for apartment residents to have an amenity area on the roof of the four-storey development. THE PROPOSAL: Variation of condition 9 of UTT/1522/12/FUL – to allow use of the roof as residential amenity space with associated works and erection of […]

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Since I wrote six days ago there is a little more clarity about the construction of this building and its departure from the approved design, but more information is still to come to light. It seems that the installation of plain windows throughout the building without the approved Georgian styling has come about because the NHS said it needed […]

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I was shocked yesterday to discover that Stansted’s new health centre building at Castle Maltings, Lower Street has been built to a different design from the one approved by Uttlesford’s planning committee. Even more alarming, I’ve spend months trying without success to get answers about the constructed design vs the approved design out of the council’s planning […]

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This is what I want the Planning Inspector to read before deciding, I hope, to dismiss the appeal on land behind Tesco on Cambridge Road, Stansted. Have you told the Planning Inspectorate about your experiences on Cambridge Road and what you think should be done with this appeal? Details can be found here about what […]

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