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The following links are taken from UDC's Local Plan preparations:

  • Historic Settlement Character Assessment (May 2007) 


  • Infrastructure Delivery Plan (April 2014) 

  • Open Space and Sports Facilities (January 2012) 


  • Conservation Area Appraisals (April 2007)

  • Draft Local Plan (March 2014)            


  • To follow the development of the Local Plan

The UDC's Planning Policy Working Group (PPWG) is the committee delegated to look in depth into the Local Plan's development - to follow its meetings click here



Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (SHLAA) - This is a search for, and an assessment of, land which may be suitable for development. There are four links into the depths of the UDC website relating to Stansted Mountfitichet. Some of the sites have had planning permission granted or refused and some which are or were speculative. However, this shows how the present planning laws can favour a speculative application without the the presence of a sound Neighbourhood Plan:-


    (sites 1-5)                     (sites​ 6-10)            



   (sites 11-15)                 (sites​ 16-22)

District Council            

As a local government organisation there is an immense wealth of data to be found by trawling through a bewildering maze of information. 


Uttlesford District Council (UDC) -            - The Home page is the doorway to the vast library of data.


The first UDC internal link relates to an overview of Stansted Mountfitchet:

"Key Village Stansted Mountfitchet General Description" (2012) -



Parish Council

Parish Council Website -           - A good source of Community information, including Agenda and Minutes of Parish Coucil meetings and links to other organisations.


Stansted Mountfitchet Community Plan - Published in 2011 after a three year consultation process, in which all residents were asked for their views, through questionaires. The plan was then submitted to Uttlesford District Council as part of their original Local Plan data gathering process. Copies are available at the Parish Council Offices or, click to download.


The Link Magazine -           - This free, award winning, monthly publication keeps residents up to date with what's going on in Stansted, including news from the Parish Council, in the "Stansted Network" section. You can also look through archived back copies. 


"Knowledge is power", is a well used phrase but, in the context of the Neighbourhood Plan, we wish to encourage residents to obtain a good background knowledge of the environment in which they live, prior to their involvement in the public consultation process. 

This page offers a list, (please see below), of useful sources of information with the aim of enabling this process to be as productive as possible.