BLOOR HOMES
HAVE MADE A FORMAL APPLICATION TO BUILD 146 NEW HOMES OUTSIDE THE PARISH COUNCIL'S AGREED DEVELOPMENT LIMIT, WEST OF PENNINGTON LANE.
Over 1,600 residents have made their opposition
clear to Uttlesford District Council

UTTLESFORD DISTRICT COUNCIL LOCAL PLAN UPDATE

30th April 2020

After £M's wasted over 9 years of indecision, the Draft Local Plan was scrapped by the new 'R4U' Administration. 

January 2020: - The Joint Inspectors' report on Uttlesford's draft Local Plan has criticised its formulation, especially with regard to the proposed establishment of three 'Garden Villages'. The result of UDC's inactivity on its housing supply is that, instead of meeting the Government's 5-year housing supply it is now below 2.5 years.  This means that it is "Open Season" for developers to apply to increase Stansted Mountfitchet's allocated housing target of 45, because of the insufficient housing supply figure caused by the paralysis of UDC governance.
One positive situation that has emerged is that, as at February 2021, the housing supply has risen to 3.1 years, although that still leaves many communities in danger from indiscriminate development applications.
Since the scrapping of the Local plan by UDC, over 450 houses in Elsenham have been approved by an Inspector, on appeal, owing to the lack of a Local Plan being in force. This will place severe extra pressure on the road network in Stansted Mountfitchet and in particular the single lane Grove Hill, which is being plagued by the passage of lorries weighing more than treble the weight limit imposed on this section.
The Parish Council has lobbied the Essex County Council for assistance. We are awaiting concrete proposals to be formulated.
 
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FOLLOWING FURTHER DISCUSSIONS RESULTING FROM NEW INITIATIVES PRESENTED TO US IT HAS BEEN DECIDED TO RE-MODEL OUR NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN TO ACCOMMODATE THEM

The new Plan document will appear here

 
The latest estimate for the number of extra homes, potentially, in our village, has risen to 5,513.
A Neighbourhood Plan , with the added backing of the UDC's Local Plan, albeit in force since 2005, it is hoped it will provide some shift of the balance of power over to our community. 
The recent increase in housing supply now gives greater hope of the effectiveness of a Plan.
 
NEW LIBRARY REOPENED JULY 2020
Owing to the COVID-19 Pandeminc, the new Library was closed in March in line with the Government's 'Lockdown Strategy'.
The online booking service is also available to enhance the Library service offering.
PLEASE REMEMBER THE 2 METRE DISTANCING - STAY SAFE, STAY WELL.

Stansted Airport Expansion

The COVID-19 Pandemic has created great uncertainty for the Aviation sector and ancilliary businesses have been disrupted as a result - a relief for some but tragic for others.