Welcome to Felsted

Located in north-west Essex and with a population of around 3,000, the Parish of Felsted has at its heart the historic village of Felsted, surrounded by Greens and Hamlets, in a beautiful rural setting. You can see pictures taken around the parish here.

Felsted retains the underlying charm and attraction of a rural parish, with the community and village at its heart. This is what attracts people to the area and what we as the Parish Council see as our historic duty to protect. Preservation of our heritage is balanced with a duty to ensure that the Parish thrives and meets the future needs of our community.

  • Winner of RCCE Village of the Year 2015
  • “One of the best places to live in the East of England” – The Sunday Times (2013)


Further to our earlier news items, we have now written to Uttlesford District Council, calling for the expansion application to be reviewed at national level, against national planning and environmental targets and for us to be given time to consider the thousands of pages of documentation.

You can read our letter here.

We are calling for more time to allow due consideration of the thousands of pages of documents submitted in support of the application. UDC has currently allowed only 6 weeks to submit comments, which also includes the Easter Holiday period. We have argued that this is little more time than would be allowed to consider a loft extension, and cannot be right for a major infrastructure project, resulting in a 44% increase in air traffic when compared to today’s levels.

Comments can be submitted via UDC’s website here.  There are also drop in events organised by the airport, details are here.

These events are timed to give, in the case of the final event, only one working day between the event and the deadline for submission of comments.

We have again objected to this undue haste to process the application. Even Highways England have said that they cannot meet the required deadline, and will not respond before 25th May.

However, without confirmation of a reconsideration by UDC of the process, we must assume that comments will close on 3rd April and anyone wishing to make a comment should therefore do so before this date.

Felsted Parish Council will be  making a submission that Stansted airport’s expansion plans must receive national determination against national air traffic plans and  environmental targets. It is wrong for this to receive only District level review. Furthermore, we shall state that the airport must first resolve the noise nuisance problems caused by the flightpath changes made in 2016, and which have resulted in a 20 fold increase in noise complaints.

You can also read more here on the SSE website, also calling for national determination of the application.

The popular Green Waste skip service is due to begin on 8 April.

As with previous years, the skip will operate at Bannister Green on Sundays between 9-10am.

The service will run through to 25th November 2018.


Further to our previous news item here, Stansted airport has now formally applied to increase passenger numbers to 43million, from the current level of ~24million.

Felsted Parish Council will be  making a submission calling for the airport to resolve the noise nuisance problems caused by the flightpath changes made in 2016, before undergoing any further expansion. To date the airport has made not a single proposal to mitigate the noise nuisance, nor has it responded to the 20 fold increase in noise related complaints.

The current application is also designed to come in at just under a level requiring central central government scrutiny. We will argue that this decision is too important to reside at UDC level, and must be referred to the Secretary of State for Transport.

We would urge all those impacted by the noise problems to do similar, every voice makes a difference and silence will only lead to an assumption that everyone is happy.


Uttlesford District Council has released the following announcement:


Proposed development at: Stansted Airport

I give notice that Stansted Airport Limited is applying the Uttlesford District Council for planning permission for  “Airfield works comprising two new taxiway links to the existing runway (a Rapid Access Taxiway and a Rapid Exit Taxiway)six additional remote aircraft stands adjacent Yankee taxiway); and three additional aircraft stands (extension of the Echo Apron) to enable combined airfield operations of 274,000 aircraft movements and a throughput of 43 million terminal passengers, in a 12-month calendar period”

That application is accompanied by an Environmental Statement.

Members of the public may inspect copies of the application at the Council Offices London Road Saffron Walden CB11 4ER during office hours 8.30am – 5pm Monday – Thursday and 8.30 – 4.30pm on Fridays until 13 February 2018 and online and online at www.uttlesford.gov.uk/airportapplication

Members of the public may obtain copies of the Environmental Statement from: Planning Department, Stansted Airport, Enterprise House, Bassingbourn Road, Essex, CM24 1QW at following charges:-  Electronic copy (USB) of full Environmental Statement £25.00, Hard Copy of Non-Technical Summary £10, Hard Copy of Environmental Statement £300.00

Anyone who wishes to make representations about this application should send them to Uttlesford District Council Council Offices London Road Saffron Walden CB11 4ER or make them online at www.uttlesford.gov.uk/airportapplication or by email to stanstedairportplanningapplication@uttlesford.gov.uk  by  3rd April  2018 Quoting reference UTT/18/0460/FUL. All representations must include the name and address of the person or organisation making the representation.

Signed: Gordan Glenday On behalf of Uttlesford District Council 22nd February 2018

The Council is presently considering the above planning application. The plans and any other documents accompanying the application may be viewed via the Council’s web site: www.uttlesford.gov.uk/airportapplication or inspected during normal office hours 9am to 5pm Monday to Thursday; 9am to 4.30pm Friday) at: – The Council Offices, London Road, Saffron Walden, Essex, CB11 4ER

Any comments you have about the application may be made on line using the above web site, emailed to stanstedairportplanningapplication@uttlesford.gov.uk  or may be sent to the above address by:-

3rd April 2018

Please note all comments made will be made public and will be posted on our website. Anonymous representations will not be accepted therefore please include your name and address including postcode.