Protesters wave placards at Uttlesford Council’s offices to oppose building of up to 700 homes in Little Easton

Residents protest outside Uttlesford District Council's offices in opposition to 600-700 home scheme

Residents protest outside Uttlesford District Council's offices in opposition to 600-700 home scheme earmarked for Little Easton. - Credit: Archant

Protesters descended on Uttlesford District Council’s offices today to show their opposition to two controversial planning applications.

A pre-inquiry meeting was being held at the council's offices by the Planning Inspectorate. The full

A pre-inquiry meeting was being held at the council's offices by the Planning Inspectorate. The full inquiry is expected to be heard on September 23. - Credit: Archant

Residents from the Dunmow area waved placards outside the council’s base, on London Road, ahead of a pre-inquiry meeting by the Planning Inspectorate.

Developers for two schemes – a 600-700 home development in Little Easton, near Dunmow, and 800 home proposal in Elsenham – have appealed separate decisions by Uttlesford’s planning committee to reject the applications.

Both appeals will be heard on September 23. The Planning Inspectorate arranged to hold the pre-inquiry meeting this morning.