2 March 2013
[posted 2 Nov] The resignation of Denise Oliver has created a vacancy for Stansted South on the Parish Council. Anyone interested should contact Ruth Clifford on 813214 or email email@example.com. Linden Homes Proposed Pines Hill D
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.
3 December 2013
PC meetings deferred for one Week
The Parish Council meeting on the calendar for this evening, 4th, has been put back for one week.
Green Waste Collection, for One Day Only, Dec 7th.
High Court Verdict on SSE claim
[posted 4th Dec] High Court judge Patterson has 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..
UDC Opens Consultation on Revised Housing Numbers
[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-line forms can be found on their web site at
The consultation runs from 18 November to 13th January.
--- Christmas Fayre 2013 ---
Stansted Police Crime and Prevention Event 30th Nov.
[posted 13 Nov] 10-12 AM. Saturday 30 November in the Day Centre. It is intended that there will be a stand displaying and selling security locks. Residents can also bring items (such as bikes and other personal effects) to be security marked by the police. The police will be present to give advice on any problems. read more... (Rapporteur Valery Trundle)
Bentfield Planning Enquiry Report
Stop Stansted Expansion, High Court Hearing 22nd Nov.
[posted 23 Nov] SSE secured a hearing as above to review possible conflicts of interest related to Stansted Airport and the Airports Commission Report, in particular the employment of Mr Geoff Muirhead by the Airports Commission while he was alledgedly still an advisor to Manchester Airports Group. Representations were received by Judge Paterson from 11:00 am to 13:00 from SSE and 14:00 to 16:00 from MAG. The Judge will make a decision shortly. The Commission's draft report is expected to appear on 17th December this year and the final report in 2015.
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)
Planning Refused at 14 Cambridge Road
Stansted Burglaries: Spot the Villain
Walpole Farm Planning Decision Deferred
Airports Commission Proposals
Magna Carta: the Mountfitchet Connection
Elms Farm Plan Updated
Airport's New Owner Goes For Growth
Bishops Stortford North Info
Uttlesford Parking Survey: Your views needed
Planning Inspector Thwarts UDC Housing Maneuver
Bentfield[posted 4 July 2013] The Bentfield Green planning application was rejected by 7 votes to 1 at Thursday's UDC Planning Committee meeting, defying officers' recommendation. Five Voting Councillors expressed opposition and requested more information on traffic and school issues, while Stansted's three district councilors, county cllr., representative of Save Stansted Village, parish chairman, two parish cllrs, and two private residents spoke from the floor opposing the plan, citing, among other issues, proximity to the Conservation Area, increased road traffic, no realistic prospect of funding a new primary school, noise and the already rejected football pitches at Bentfield Bower, protected Pennington Lane, lack of public transport, not appearing in any District Plan and will be largely populated by people coming from north London.
UDC website was down until Friday 28th June due to a hacking event. Planning pages can be accessed at
Land At Walpole Farm, Stansted: Outline Planning Submission
P. Council Approves New Crafton Community Hub
[posted 23 May] This design has been steered by Peter Jones for a number of years; final plans were enveiled on 22 May following the public exhibition in March. A modern economical building will replace the Library and Parish Offices at Crafton Green. In future, the Council will share office space with a police presence, a gateway to District Council services and the CAB while council meetings will migrate to the Day Centre. The scheme was unanimously approved and will be submitted for planning approval at UDC. Future use of the present Council Office building is uncertain while the Medical Centre will move to Lower Street. Available to view are architects floor plan and a computer generated external view
New Essex Rights of Way Maps online
[posted 24th April] ECC has set up a new searchable/scrollable/scalable RoW map at roughly 4000:1 scale. Includes rural property and lane names.
UDC releases position statement on development
Ahead of Tuesday's cabinet meeting, agenda item 11 UDC Cabinet 26 March 2013
The Uttlesford Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment 2012, including Stansted, can be found here
The new National Planning Policy Framework comes into force on Wednesday 27 March. Daily Telegraph Article
Two village housing development protest links:
For Village Events: Stansted Link Magazine Vol XXXIII No. 4
Compendium of Stansted Housebuilding Plans
Below are the presently known major building plans in Stansted of which two are already active on the UDC planning portal.
 Bloor Homes (Walpole Farm) 160 dwellings http://publicaccess.uttlesford.gov.uk/online-applications/search.do?action=simple&searchType=Application Bloor has put up their plans www.Bloorhomes.com/Stansted. First discussed by the P.C in April 2011 http://www.stansted.net/uploads/6-4-11-1.pdf It is understood that planning permission will be sought in April.
 Knight Group (Elms Farm) 58 dwellings. Shrimplin Brown’s Elms Farm Presentation UDC application UTT/13/0386/OP at http://publicaccess.uttlesford.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=summary&keyVal=MIEOFPQN01O00 On Green Belt, but the P.C. supports limited development here as in the LDF response below. The plans have varied somewhat since the public display in December.
 Robert Church (Pines Hill) 60 dwellings. http://stansted.net/uploads/LindenHomesPinesHill.pdf First discussed by the P.C. in July 2012 http://www.stansted.net/uploads/SFC_11-7-12.pdf On Metropolitan Green Belt.
 Land Charter (Sworders Old Yard 14 Cambridge Road). Approx 20 dwellings as outlined in the draft at 14 Cambridge Road. First discussed in March 2012 and, at that time, opposed by the council, this area has had two failed planning applications by a different developer in 2012. Last discussed by the council on 16 Jan 2013 Full Council 16Jan13.
Total 464 homes proposed, against the UDC draft plan allocation to Stansted of only 60. Expert opinion from the developers is that UDC will bundle all the applications into a one-day super application, from which the planning committee will select the most favourable while the rejected plans will go to appeal.
The Parish Council’s response to the the Local Development framework can be found at