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by Alan Dean on 25 June, 2018

Conservatives and Liberal Democrats backed the draft Local Plan at 4 minutes to midnight last Tuesday night. The meeting lasted from 7 p.m. for just shy of five hours, with the first 90 minutes used by members of the public, who mostly were opposed to Garden Settlements on their own doorsteps near Great Chesterford, Little Easton/Great […]

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The following press release as issued today (PDF): Uttlesford’s Liberal Democrat group leader, Cllr Alan Dean, says “Uttlesford must step up to the mark over airport expansion at Stansted. Its approach so far has been too laid back and opaque. UDC has given the impression that the airport’s application to have 43 million passengers a […]

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A line was crossed yesterday

by Alan Dean on 23 September, 2017

Yesterday evening the sun crossed the equator on its annual journey south and away from the northern hemisphere. Looked at from the sun, it was us in northern latitudes who are tilting away from our source of natural heat and light. Like much of life, what you see depends on where you stand. Earlier in the day Mrs Theresa May gave […]

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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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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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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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