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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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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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What will you tell the planning inspector?

by Alan Dean on 24 February, 2016

You have until March 7th to tell the Planning Inspectorate what you think about the appeal against refusal of planning permission at 14 Cambridge Road, Stansted. The appeal reference is: APP/C1570/W/15/3141191. The refused planning application reference is: UTT/15/1666/FUL. You can write to the Planning Inspectorate on their planning portal at: or by emailing: THREE […]

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Last night’s Planning Policy Working Group agreed, or rather reaffirmed, that a future new settlement in Uttlesford is just one of several possible ways in which housing and jobs may be distributed across the district between now and 2033. Member did not agree to the wording published in the official papers: That the Working Group recommend to […]

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