Alan Dean

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The Army at Carver Barracks near Saffron Walden wants to create an 8-lane, 500m running track to supplement their existing sporting facilities. These are used at times by members of the public as well as by military personnel. Last Tuesday the Full Council meeting agreed to make a £500,000 grant towards the new facilities, which […]

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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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Several weeks ago I made a written complaint to officers and the responsible cabinet member at Uttlesford Council about the highly unsatisfactory condition of the Lower Street public car park here in Stansted. The car park is owned by Uttlesford District Council. Yet the council has allowed the developer of the adjacent Castle Maltings health centre/supermarket/luxury apartments to […]

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Invitation to an appeal at 10 a.m. next Tuesday

by Alan Dean on 20 April, 2016

The planning appeal about the latest proposed development behind Tesco and the Coop on Cambridge Road, Stansted begins next Tuesday, April 26th. You are warmly welcome to attend to show your interest in what happens at this 14 Cambridge Road central site; especially if you agree with your councillors that the appealed scheme would be an overdevelopment that will […]

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Your village needs you!

by Alan Dean on 1 March, 2016

If you are distressed about today’s traffic chaos on Cambridge Road near Tesco and are concerned that the current planning appeal proposals for development on the land behind Tesco will make the situation worse, please read this letter and make your own representations to the Planning Inspectorate. Your Village Does Need You! Write by Monday, March 7th!   […]

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An Idea for Fixing Stansted’s Cambridge Road Chaos

by Alan Dean on 1 February, 2016

In recent weeks there has been continual public anger on Facebook/Stansted Matters at the traffic chaos and regular incidents of inconsiderate and dangerous parking close to the pedestrian crossing on Cambridge Road, Stansted. Clicking here will reveal a possible and tentative plan for improving safety, parking and traffic congestion around Tesco and the Coop. The plan requires […]

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The latest planning proposal for 14 Cambridge Road, Stansted would damage the vitality and economic success of the Cambridge Road retail and business area. The site would be over-developed and put an intolerable burden on the public’s nearby Crafton Green Car Park because of a connecting pedestrian link. It would aggravate the chaotic parking demand in […]

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210 PEOPLE SIGN “NO TO BAD PLANNING”

by Alan Dean on 2 September, 2015

People in Stansted are determined that Uttlesford District Council will not inflict bad planning on the village. Two-hundred and ten people said as much in this letter I received over the Bank Holiday Weekend. They are correct. Good development is welcome. Bad development is unwelcome. The latest proposal is over-development and is bad! There have been five […]

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The NHS and a health centre developer are backtracking on promised parking for patients at Stansted’s proposed health centre. Fifty parking spaces for patients and staff were promised by Hilton Group in their 2012/13 planning application. Now only 30 spaces are proposed, with NONE for patients. Unwell residents from Stansted and surrounding villages who need to […]

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My Report on Uttlesford’s Open Door Forum

by Alan Dean on 1 November, 2014

Today’s forum aimed at opening the door on a secretive and unresponsive Uttlesford District Council was enjoyable. It was also valuable to us as councillors in helping to set the direction for a newly elected council next May. Thank you to everyone who came along. We would be pleased to hear from those who couldn’t […]

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