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.
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