Uttlesford council is keen to involve the community in its Local Plan… so let’s take the opportunity
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 the things that matter to people in Uttlesford”.
The local authority says it is “the beginning of a new kind of public engagement programme, providing the opportunity to share ideas, which will run until spring 2021”.
To help things along with the consultation, the Community Stakeholder Forum has been established to provide a platform for community discussion. Representatives from varying backgrounds will liaise and bring different perspectives to the theme-based discussions.
Meetings are generally held every two weeks, with the first focusing on what people in Uttlesford value about they live and how they would like to see it improve. Subsequent events have put character and heritage and climate change in the spotlight. To see a short video on each of the relevant presentations, click here
The next mini-consultation will cover the ever-important issue of transport and be held on Wednesday, January 13, at 7pm – click here to join via Zoom.