Uttlesford Draft Local Plan consultation

Further to our original news item below, published in July, this is just a reminder that the closing date for comment to the Uttlesford Local Plan is 4th September.


Original News item

Uttlesford District Council has now launched its consultation to seek feedback on the Draft Local Plan.

The Plan identifies a New Town of 10,000 houses to be built, with Braintree District Council, to the north of Felsted, alongside Stebbing. Remembering also the plans by Chelmsford Council to build 1,000 houses in Gt Leighs, with 750 of these adjoining Willows Green.

 It is vitally important that you have your say about this if we are to avoid Felsted being swamped with traffic and our services exhausted by the demands of new residents looking for doctors and school places, whilst waiting for the eventual building of services in any New Town.

The announcement from Uttlesford District Council, with the drop in sessions, is repeated below:

Councillors approved the draft plan for public consultation at a meeting of Full Council on 11 July.

The consultation seeks views on the proposed site allocations and the associated policies which will guide future development within the district up to 2033.

The quickest and easiest way to read the draft local plan and to provide feedback is via the website www.uttlesford.gov.uk/draftplan2017.

The deadline for responses is 5pm on Monday 4 September.

Drop-in exhibitions

A number of drop-in exhibitions have been organised so that residents and businesses can find out more about the proposals within the Uttlesford Draft Local Plan.

These exhibitions will he held on:

  • Monday 17 July, 5-8.30pm – Chesterfords Community Centre, Newmarket Road, Great Chesterford CB10 1NU
  • Monday 24 July, 5-8.30pm – Stebbing Village Hall, Mill Lane, Stebbing CM6 3SL
  • Wednesday 26 July, 5-8.30pm – Memorial Hall, Manor Road, Little Easton CM6 2JR

These exhibitions are open to all, and have been tailored to specifically give more information about the individual proposed garden communities.

The purpose of the exhibitions is to provide members of the public with information about the proposals so that they can make informed comments on the draft plan during the consultation.

Anticipated Local Plan timetable

12 July – 4 September 2017

  • Public consultation on the draft local plan

Winter 2017/2018

  • Consideration of consultation feedback and revisions to the plan as appropriate
  • Putting together the final version of the Draft Local Plan including modifications

Winter 2017/2018

  • Public consultation on the final version of the Draft Local Plan

Spring 2018

  • Submission of Local Plan to the Planning Inspectorate for consideration

Summer 2018

  • Start of hearing sessions for the public examination

Winter 2018/2019

  • Receipt of Planning Inspector’s Report

Spring 2019

  • Adoption of Local Plan by Full Council