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Depressing in Cressing

Depressing in Cressing

Friday 28 May 2021

Susan Simpson relates a gloomy tale from one Essex parish that shows how the lack of a Local Plan can allow opportunistic developers to call the shots Cressing parish lies south of Braintree. It has two main village areas and several hamlets that together, before 2019, had some 700 houses. It was classified in the […] Read more >

Epping Forest fails to hit government housing targets but it’s a complex state of affairs

Epping Forest fails to hit government housing targets but it’s a complex state of affairs

Friday 5 March 2021

Fewer than half the houses demanded by the government have been built in Epping Forest district over the last three years. The Housing Delivery Test had required Epping Forest District Council to ‘deliver’ 2,468 homes between 2017 and 2020 – however, just 1,213 were built, equating to 49 per cent of the target. The figures […] Read more >

Uttlesford council is keen to involve the community in its Local Plan… so let’s take the opportunity

Uttlesford council is keen to involve the community in its Local Plan… so let’s take the opportunity

Thursday 10 December 2020

The Uttlesford Local Plan will (theoretically, at least) guide the development of the district over the next 15 years and residents are asked to take part in its formation. The first of nine themes or ‘mini-consultations’ was held last month (November), starting what the district council describes as “the start of a six-month conversation about […] Read more >

Uttlesford Local Plan is withdrawn from examination

Uttlesford Local Plan is withdrawn from examination

Wednesday 6 May 2020

Uttlesford District Council has voted to withdraw its draft Local Plan from examination. A three-hour extraordinary general meeting on Thursday, April 30, concluded with a 31-7 vote to withdraw the Plan that had been submitted by the council’s previous Conservative administration in October 2018. Planning inspectors had reported in January that they could not find […] Read more >

Uttlesford Local Plan: what will the inspector decide?

Uttlesford Local Plan: what will the inspector decide?

Friday 20 September 2019

Friday, September 20, 2019 More than two months has passed since examination of Uttlesford District Council’s new Local Plan began, so it is timely to serve a reminder of what might lie in store for residents. Examination started on Tuesday, July 2, after the council’s decision to write to planning inspectors saying they saw no […] Read more >

Green infrastructure? Be clear what it is and then get involved in your local consultation

Green infrastructure? Be clear what it is and then get involved in your local consultation

Wednesday 12 December 2018

Do you know what green infrastructure is? The likelihood is that you know about much of what it comprises even if you’re not familiar with the term itself. And if you live in or around Maldon, you now have the chance to contribute to how green infrastructure evolves in your district as the local authority […] Read more >

Talk puts the focus on Epping Forest Green Belt

Talk puts the focus on Epping Forest Green Belt

Wednesday 5 September 2018

The future of the Green Belt in Epping Forest is very far from secure if proposals in the district council’s Local Plan come to fruition. Tricia Moxey, CPRE Essex vice-chairman, will be tackling the thorny issue of the Plan and what it might mean for the district when she gives a talk in Loughton next […] Read more >