Uttlesford District Council (UDC) will receive a share of £3.7million of funding from the Government to "fast-track specialist survey work and planning works" necessary for the development of three new garden communities.
Campaign group Stop Stansted Expansion (SSE) will commence legal proceedings to challenge the Government's decision not to 'call in' a planning application to increase passenger numbers at Stansted Airport, which was approved by Uttlesford District Council (UDC) last year.
The £100million loan that Uttlesford District Council (UDC) intends to take out for property investment exposes residents to an "unacceptable financial risk that could more than double future Council Tax bills", councillors have said.
A decision on whether the remnants of a prisoner of war camp in Hatfield Heath will be demolished to make way for homes has been deferred following an Uttlesford District Council (UDC) committee meeting.
Uttlesford District Council (UDC) paid £35,000 to consultants to prepare an updated sustainability appraisal for its local plan, having already forked out £42,000 to Essex County Council for an initial report.
Councillors have agreed to commission an independent investigation into Uttlesford District Council's handling of large planning applications - including the Stansted Airport planning application which was approved in November.
The chairman of a campaign group pushing to re-open the Railway Arms pub in Saffron Walden has marked the second anniversary of the venue's closure by urging the public to make their views known at an upcoming planning hearing.