A consultation will be launched later this week for Uttlesford residents to have their say on the draft Local Plan.

The consultation opens on Friday, November 3, and the closing date for responses is Friday, December 15.

Residents can read the draft Local Plan and give feedback via the website at www.uttlesford.gov.uk/new-local-plan.

The plan details allocations for around 6,000 new additional homes, with development proposed in Great Dunmow, Newport, Saffron Walden, Stansted Mountfitchet, Takeley and Thaxted, along with some non-strategic development in larger villages.

Proposals seek to ensure that future development preserves and enhances the experience of existing communities, while ensuring that 35 per cent of the homes built are affordable homes.


A series of exhibitions will be held throughout the district, with details available soon, and each household will receive further information about both the draft plan and the consultation.

Responses to the consultation can be submitted by email or post using a form which is available from the district council and local libraries.

Responses should be sent by email to localplan@uttlesford.gov.uk or via post to: Local Plan Team, Uttlesford District Council, London Road, Saffron Walden CB11 4ER.

The council will consult on the final version of the plan next year.