Cllr Alan Dean

Liberal Democrat Councillor for Stansted North on Uttlesford District Council and former Leader of the Liberal Democrat Group Learn more

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A planning appeal began today about Bloor Homes’ proposal to build 168 homes west of Pennington Lane, Stansted and just north of the Bentfield Green conservation area. I spoke in opposition to the appeal and said the following in asking the Planning Inspector to dismiss the appeal. Worryingly, the QC representing Bloor Homes cross-examined me […]

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THE APPEAL THAT GOES WRONG – FOR REAL!!

by Alan Dean on 30 June, 2021

On Monday, thirteen councillors were thwarted by 20 votes to 10 from holding the ruling Residents for Uttlesford (R4U) Party to account for their mishandling of airport planning and for allowing alleged criminality, bullying and dishonesty to continue to damage the reputation of the council. The big issue is R4U’s disastrous mishandling of Stansted Airport’s […]

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Opposition Members of the Council have risked growing weary over Uttlesford’s dysfunctional council. Yet they are not deterred. Questions they raised six months ago about the Stansted Airport appeal remain unanswered by the Residents for Uttlesford (R4U) Administration. Attempts to hold a Vote of No Confidence in the Leader and Cabinet have been obstructed for […]

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I am posting below a press release published last night by Uttlesford Council Liberal Democrats. The complete release can be read here. I am becoming increasingly outraged at the continuing efforts of the Council’s political administration to suppress scrutiny and debate of controversial matters. It has been a growing behaviour over the past eighteen months. […]

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There will be a Vote of No Confidence in the Leader and the Cabinet at Uttlesford on Monday, June 28th. The agenda for an Extraordinary Council Meeting has just been published and the MOTION OF NO CONFIDENCE can be read at the highlighted link to the Council’s website and also below. The meeting and motion […]

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This updated version of my previous post was published today in the Comment column of The Bishop’s Stortford Independent.       ==========!!========== Wednesday, May 26th, 2021 was an extraordinary day in both national and local politics. It was, in my opinion, a day of rotten politics. At Westminster, the Prime Minister’s former chief aide, […]

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The following cross-opposition party press statement was issued this morning in response to populism turned to lies from Residents for Uttlesford (R4U) about their role in the recently ended appeal hearings into Uttlesford DC’s refusal of planning permission for growth of passengers, planes and pollution at Stansted Airport. The R4U fairy story can be read […]

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I had hoped to have a rest from blog posting and social media for the Christmas and New Year period. Unfortunately, a lack of transparency by the Council on Tuesday does justify a break from walking, reading, television, phone calls with family and sad self-isolation from that nasty virus. Well before Christmas, ten councillors from […]

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The beginning of the end of populism? (II)

by Alan Dean on 17 November, 2020

Green, Liberal Democrat and Conservative leaders at Uttlesford today demanded in a public statement that the Residents for Uttlesford ruling group should come clean and explain why the Council’s auditors are refusing to sign-off the annual accounts for 2019/20. Liberal Democrat Councillor for Stansted South and Birchanger, Ayub Khan, was stone-walled at the Council’s Governance […]

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CLLR ALAN STORAH

by Alan Dean on 13 October, 2020

Cllr Alan Storah Member of Uttlesford District Council for The Sampfords Ward May 2019 until October 2020 Alan sadly died suddenly in the past few days Alan was a mild mannered and kindly spoken man A former planning officer at Uttlesford until 2012 A planning spokesperson for the Residents for Uttlesford Party At his death […]

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