2 March 2013
[posted 19 Nov.] Uttlesford is seeking comments on modifications to their development plan to accommodate additional numbers of houses (circa 2,200) and sites. Technical reports and on
Preliminary Planning Application at Walpole Farm
17 February 2013
UTT/13/0101/SCO: Mixed development of up to 200 homes, up to 2,500 sqm of B1 floor space with areas of public open space, landscaping, parking , footpath links and new access. Search in
Parish to Determine Response to Bentfield Green Houses
10 February 2013
At the Full Council Meeting on Wednesday 13th Feb. the parish's response to Taylor Wimpey's plan for 170 homes, on 13 Hectares West of Bentfield Green, will be discussed. The building plan will be submitted for planning approval in the spring, at which point UDC will seek the Parish Council's views.
8 March 2014
Grove Hill Closed to Traffic, 10-14th March
to repair the drains. read more..
ECC Consultation on Moving Farnham Primary School to St. John's Road, Stansted.
[posted 26 Feb] Essex County Council and the Governing Body of the Farnham & Rickling Federation of Church of England Schools have commenced a public consultation on linked proposals to relocate Farnham CE Primary to St John’s Road, Stansted and enlarge the school from 56 to 210 places on a phased basis, with effect from 1 September 2015.
Make Comments on the E. Herts District Plan
[posted 7 March] The consultation runs from 27th Feb for 12 weeks; the housebuilding near Tesco will impact Stansted Parish from the south on the A120 due to increased road traffic. Links to the consultation can be found at www.eastherts.gov.uk/districtplan
Upcoming Uttlesford Community Forums
[posted 26th Feb] South forum – Tuesday 11 March at Helena Romanes School, Parsonage Downs, Great Dunmow, CM6 2AU. 7:30 pm ...read more
North forum – Thursday 13 March at Uttlesford District Council Offices, Saffron Walden 7:30 pm
Annual Parish Council Meeting Wed. 19th March, in the Free Church, Chapel Hill
[posted 4th March] Agenda, Financial and Chairman's reports
Village Litter Pick, Sat. 22nd March 10-12 am
Volunteers please meet outside Day Centre. A free lunch is likely.
Stansted in Bloom Competition, Entries by 27th June
[posted 4th March] Information and Entry Form
Work starts on Demolition & Rebuild of Mead Court
The demolition of Nos 30-56 Mead Court Cannons Mead Stansted and the construction of 29 affordable dwellings including associated roads, parking and open space.
Deadline for Comments on 14 Cambridge Road has Expired
The last date for comments on the planning application at 14 Cambridge Road was Monday 24th Feb.
Comments should be published in March.
Children's Centres - No Cuts in Stansted
[posted 16th Feb] Following a BBC East report (Sunday Politics, 16 Feb) on opening hours reductions in some Essex Sure Start Centres, village ECC councillor, Ray Gooding,has confirmed there will be no cutbacks at Stansted's Lower Street Spangles Centre.
Flooding: Emergency Phone Numbers
[posted 15 Feb] ] The Parish Council's Emergency Planning Committee has compiled a list of phone numbers for emergency use, (thanks to G.S.) read more....
and some collected flood advice here
Stansted Flood Risk Map
With acknowledgments to the Environment Agency, a map of the flood-prone areas of the village can be found here. The catchment area extends beyond Ugley Village. Ugley Brook can be found on the west side of the B1383, High Lane and Gall End Lane. The worst choke point is the start of the underground culvert at the north end of Lower Street. The grid on the culvert inlet is regularly cleared of branches, twigs and, sometimes, parts of tree trunks by near-by residents.
Stop Stansted Expansion Campaign
The latest campaign report from SSE can be found here.
Planning Submission for 68 houses at Pines Hill
[posted 8 Feb 2014] Outline application for the demolition of existing buildings and redevelopment of the site for approximately 68 residential dwellings with access from Pines Hill together with landscaping, infrastructure and ancillary works
An early brochure from Linden Homes can be found here. The Parish council was opposed to this development in 2012 read more, due to it being in Metropolitan Green Belt. The land has been inside the parish boundary since the boundary change in 2012. Two views of the area below:
Talking Newspapers for Needy Listeners
Herts and Essex Newspapers run a volunteer service which distributes MP3 recordings of local news to visually impaired people in villages and towns around Bishop's Stortford. Delivery is free and the recordings can also be downloaded directly online. contact information...
Buffy Rolls into Town
11am to 12:30 pm., Walson Way, every Wednesday during term. read more...
Uttlesford Local Plan Consultation results online:
[posted 23 Jan] The 1,200 responses to the Consultation on new housing sites, which ended 13th January, are now available to read on UDC's web page:
See also a news item in the Herts and Essex Observer:
Albury Vacancy for Parish Clerk
[posted 22 Jan] Albury Parish Council is seeking applications for a Parish Clerk. read more..
Taylor Wimpey Bentfield Planning Application Appeal Refused by Inspector:
[posted 7 Jan] "......I conclude that the appeal proposal would not meet the environmental dimension of sustainable development. It follows that the general presumption in favour of sustainable development does not apply to it."
Christmas Fayre 2013
High Court Verdict on SSE claim
[posted 20th Dec] Prior to the Airport Commission ruling out Stansted for a second runway on 17th December, High Court Judge Patterson had published her ruling on SSE's challenge relating to MAG. read more..
Crafton Green Library, Parish Office and Information Centre approved by UDC.
Fairfield Application for 800 Homes at Elsenham Refused
[posted 20 Nov] The Fairfields planning application was today refused, for a second time and by 6 votes to 4, by UDC planning committee. read more at Herts and Essex Observer..
Bentfield Planning Enquiry Report
Boundary Commission Final Recommendations
ECC Consultation on Childrens' Services
[posted 20 October] Essex County Council is starting a consultation on 17 October on the future of children’s centre services. The consultation details can be found here ECCchildrens...
Update to Bishop's Stortford North development plan
[posted 11 october] The A120 could get very congested: from the Bishop's Stortford North Consortium. Read more...
Essec C.C. Highways Impact Document Released
Essex C.C. To Review West Essex Children’s Support Service (Pupil Referral Unit)
[posted 11 October] Essex County Council has commenced a public consultation on a proposal to discontinue the West Essex Children’s Support Service (Pupil Referral Unit), with effect from 31st August 2014. Parents are invited to open drop-in meetings in Harlow Read more....
Essex C.C. To Review School and Local Free Bus Services
[posted 9 October] Essex County Council (ECC) is running a twelve week formal public consultation 16 September - 9 December which includes local bus services. It currently pays £7.9m and £25m p.a. for local and school bus services. However maintaining expenditure at this level in the current financial climate is unsustainable and the council is looking for efficiency savings.
The consultation, at this stage, is asking residents about their travel needs and what types of services are most important to them, rather than particular bus services.
[posted 4 October] 160 houses approved for Walpole Farm. Objectors present at the meeting included Save Stansted Village and Local District Councillors Alan Dean, iris Evans, Joe Rich and Parish Chair Geoffrey Sell. The vote was nine in favour and one against.
Elms Farm application for 58 house (approx) approved by 6 votes in favour, 3 against and 2 abstentions. Cllrs. Janice Loughlin and John Salmon spoke in favour, which is also the Parish council's stand.
(report by Cllr. G Sell)
The application by Fairfield for 800 houses near Elsenham has been refused by 7 votes to 6. This development would have severely affected traffic in Stansted, especially Grove Hill. (report by Cllr. J Salmon). The decision is apparently now subject to review, pending further Highways Studies, at the Oct 23 meeting.
Skate Park may be moved (but not too far)