FOLLOWING recent weeks of comment and speculation in the newspapers and elsewhere, I would like to address some issues raised on the consultation process regarding the district s strategy for development in Uttlesford. The six-week consultation period fro
FOLLOWING recent weeks of comment and speculation in the newspapers and elsewhere, I would like to address some issues raised on the consultation process regarding the district's strategy for development in Uttlesford.
The six-week consultation period from November 30 to January 11 is fully in line with the Government's legislative requirements.
I have publicly stated that comments received before and after the consultation period started, as well as late responses will be taken into account as recommendations are taken forward.
The Post Office was contracted to deliver 34,500 leaflets to homes and businesses across Uttlesford in the week commencing November 26.
The Post Office failed to deliver some 4600 leaflets (13 per cent), which were returned to their main sorting office and pulped. We produced an 'in house' reprint and I called on councillors to assist me with their distribution.
I have never referred to any potential development as an eco town. UDC is committed to environmentally friendly and sustainable housing.
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- 2 Plans for 18 houses in Countryside Protection Zone near Stansted Airport
- 3 Police appeals into two Uttlesford incidents
- 4 Saffron Walden photographer's book a permanent record of life in a locked down town
- 5 Decision yet to be made on Saffron Walden's 20mph limit
- 6 Consultation on traffic in Walden's Market Square ends on Monday
- 7 In pictures: the cute animals in January's Pets' Corner
- 8 Essex parents fear return to remote lessons amid school staff shortage
- 9 Proposed law which sparked Saffron Walden protests suffers House of Lords defeat
- 10 Derby fun for Wendens Ambo as they brush off logistical headache
Please remember, if UDC does not make provision for the additional 4200 homes then the government will direct where and how many homes are built.
Cllr Susan Barker
Chairman of the UDC Environment Committee