Consultation launched on two conservation areas in Uttlesford

Uttlesford District Council's offices

Uttlesford District Council's offices - Credit: Archant

UTTLESFORD residents are being urged to have their say on their local conservation areas.

Appraisals for High Roding and Wendens Ambo have been prepared with the help of historians, planning officers and the two parish councils in a bid to find key elements of the special character of each village.

It is also needed to provide guidance for the management of buildings, open spaces, railings and other elements that contribute to the quality environment of the historic villages.

The appraisal for Wendens Ambo puts forward ideas to amend some of the conservation area boundaries but there are no recommended changes for High Rodings as the boundaries are already well-defined.

Anybody who lives or works in the affected villages is able to put forward what they think and the consultation on the draft documents will run until November 3.

The document can be viewed by visiting

Both forms are available from the Saffron Walden council offices on London Road, but the High Roding report can also be found at the Great Dunmow CIC and library, the mobile library or from the High Roding parish clerk.

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A copy of the Wendens Ambo report can be found at Saffron Walden Library, the Mobile Library or from the Wendens Ambo Parish Clerk.

Residents can respond using the Council’s online consultation system or via e-mail using a form that can be downloaded from the relevant village conservation area appraisal page on the council’s website.

Or they can write a letter giving their views and send it to the Conservation Area Appraisal Project, Council Offices, London Road, Saffron Walden CB11 4ER.

Following the six-week consultation, amendments will be made in response to the comments received and the council will approve the final version of the appraisal, which will be used in the process of determining planning applications.

For further information call Bruce Tice, Uttlesford District Council’s conservation area appraisal project officer, on 01799 510670 or e-mail