Closed consultations

Details all the recent consultations that have taken place across the district.

 

Service area/Directorate Planning Policy

Consultation A new design code for Uttlesford

The design code will be produced over the next few months and will be a planning document used by local people, planning officers and developers in the preparation and assessment of planning applications for new development. The aim will be to improve the design quality of new developments in the district.

The first stage in this process was a survey to understand what you like and dislike about the buildings, places and landscapes in Uttlesford, and which parts you feel are really distinctive to the district.

Consultation period Thursday 25 August to Tuesday 13 September 2022

Further information 

Find more information and how to give your views on design in Uttlesford.

 

Service area/Directorate Finance - Revenues and Benefits

Consultation Local Council Tax Support (LCTS) scheme for 2023/24

This was your chance to tell us how much support we should give to people who might struggle to pay their Council Tax bill.

Consultation period Monday 20 June to Monday 5 September 2022

 

Service area/Directorate Licensing

Consultation Statement of gambling principles review

We were consulting on a revised statement of principles to set out how we will carry out our duties as required under the Gambling Act 2005.

Consultation period The consultation ran from Thursday 19 May to Thursday 16 June.

 

Service area/Directorate Planning Policy

Consultation Shopfront Design Guide

We were asking for your comments on a proposed new Shopfront Design Guide for Uttlesford.

Consultation period 30 March to 11 May 2022

Further information

We are proposing that our new guidance will be used to inform decisions on planning applications to ensure a consistent and high level of design and quality across the district.

 

Service area/Directorate Planning Policy

Consultation Focussed consultation on significant modifications to the Saffron Walden Neighbourhood Plan

Ann Skippers, the Saffron Walden Neighbourhood Plan Examiner, requested that we undertake a focussed consultation on proposed significant modifications to the Saffron Walden Neighbourhood Development Plan.

We asked for your comments on the proposals to delete the ten policies from the Saffron Walden Neighbourhood Plan.

Consultation period 1 March to 21 March 2022

Further information

More information on the Saffron Walden Neighbourhood Plan

 

This is a consultation being run by the Regulator for Social Housing

Service area/Directorate Housing

Consultation Tenant satisfaction measures

You were asked to comment on the government's proposed new measures for assessing how well social housing landlords, like UDC, are doing at providing good quality homes and services.

Consultation period Wednesday 19 January to Thursday 3 March 2022

 

Service area/Directorate Planning Policy

Consultation Assessment of culture, creativity and the arts

The Cultural Engine, an Essex-based social enterprise that develops social, economic and cultural projects, is working on developing a comprehensive 'baseline assessment' of culture, creativity and the arts to inform the Uttlesford Local Plan.

If you work or take part in the cultural, creative or arts sectors as an amateur or professional, we asked you to give us your views on arts provision in the district.

Consultation period Closed on Thursday 17 February 2022

 

Service area/Directorate Licensing

Consultation Fees for hackney carriage and private hire licences

We were asking you to comment on our proposals to vary the fees for hackney carriage and private hire licences.

Consultation period Thursday 6 January to Thursday 3 February 2022

Further information 

Notice is hereby given, pursuant to Section 70 of the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976, that Uttlesford District Council proposes to vary the fees payable for the issue of the above mentioned licences as from 1 April 2022.

 

Service area/Directorate Housing Strategy and Policy

Consultation Housing Strategy 2021-26

We were asking you to comment on our plans for the delivery of affordable and social rented homes within the district for those that need them.

Consultation period Thursday 2 September 2021 to 5pm on Wednesday 13 October 2021

 

Service area/Directorate Finance/corporate

Consultation Council spending - have your say!

We were asking for your views as we begin the process of setting our spending budget for the 2022/23 financial year.

Consultation period 8:30am on Thursday 30 September 2021 to midnight on Sunday 17 October 2021

 

Service area/Directorate Planning Policy

Consultation Stebbing Neighbourhood Plan

We invited representations on the submission version of the Stebbing Neighbourhood Plan.

Consultation period 8am Monday 19 July 2021 to 5pm Tuesday 28 September 2021

Further information 

More information on the Stebbing Neighbourhood Plan.

 

Service area/Directorate Planning Policy

Consultation Sustainability appraisal

The scoping report represents the first stage in the Sustainability Appraisal process. Its purpose is to identify the scope and level of detail of the information to be included in the Sustainability Appraisal report, which will assess the extent to which the new Local Plan will promote sustainable development.

Consultation period Wednesday 11 August 2021 to Wednesday 22 September 2021

Further information 

More information on the LP-SA.

 

Service area/Directorate Finance - Revenues and Benefits

Consultation Local Council Tax Support (LCTS) scheme for 2022/23

You had the chance to tell us how much support we should give to people who might struggle to pay their Council Tax bill.

Consultation period Monday 22 July 2021 to Tuesday 31 August 2021

Further information 

More information on the 

 

Service area/Directorate Planning Policy

Consultation Saffron Walden Neighbourhood Plan

Following publication of the revised National Planning Policy Framework on 20 July 2021, we are carrying out a focussed consultation for a two-week period on the Saffron Walden Neighbourhood Plan.

Consultation period 8:00am Monday 9 August 2021 to 5:00pm Monday 23 August 2021

Further information 

More information on the Saffron Walden Neighbourhood Plan.

 

Service area/Directorate Planning Policy

Consultation Uttlesford business survey

Whether you are a sole trader, small or large, we'd like to hear from you. The survey has been commissioned by Uttlesford Council to inform the development of a new Local Plan and the planning policies to support economic growth.

Consultation period Monday 26 July 2021 to Monday 18 August 2021

 

Service area/Directorate Licensing

Consultation Consultation on a new Tables and Chairs on the Highway Policy

We were consulting on a new policy for the licensing of tables and chairs on the highway.

The consultation ran until Wednesday 30 June 2021.

Further information 

More information on the .

 

Service area/Directorate Licensing

Consultation Consultation on on changes to our private hire vehicle plate exemption guidance

We were consulting on new guidance for exemption from the requirement to display identification plates and signs for private hire vehicles.

The consultation ran from Monday 22 March to Sunday 18 April 2021.

Further information 

More information on the .

 

Service area/Directorate Planning Policy

Consultation Saffron Walden Neighbourhood Plan - Submission Public Consultation (Regulation 16)

We were inviting representations on the submission version of the Saffron Walden Neighbourhood Plan.

The consultation ran from 8am Monday 15 February 2021 to 5pm Monday 12 April 2021.

 Further information 

More information on the Saffron Walden Neighbourhood Plan.

 

Service area/Directorate Licensing

Consultation Consultation on fare increase for Uttlesford hackney carriage vehicles

Pursuant to Section 65 of the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976, Uttlesford District Council are carrying out a consultation on behalf of hackney carriage drivers who have requested an increase in fares for hackney carriage vehicles.

The 14 days consultation ran from Monday 22 March 2021 to Sunday 4 April 2021.

 Further information 

More information on the .

 

Service area/Directorate Planning Conservation

Consultation Draft second edition Uttlesford Local Heritage List

We're asking for your comments on the second edition of the district's Local Heritage List.

Our feedback period ran from 4 January until 15 February 2021.

 Further information 

More information on the Local heritage list.

 

Service area/Directorate Planning Policy

Consultation Policy NQRHA1 Coherence of Villages Submission Neighbourhood Plan version of the Newport and Quendon & Rickling Neighbourhood Plan

Given Uttlesford District Council's proposal to make a decision which differs from that recommended by the examiner (in relation to Policy NQRHA1 Coherence of Villages (bullet point 5) ( Submission Neighbourhood Plan [13.4MB]), there will now follow a seven-week period of consultation (this should be six weeks but is extended to seven week to take account of Christmas and New year holidays) during which Newport Parish Council, all those who submitted representations to Uttlesford District Council during the Regulation 16 publication stage, and any consultation body that has previously been consulted on the Neighbourhood Plan will be invited to make comments on Policy NQRHA1 Coherence of Villages Submission Neighbourhood Plan version (bullet point 5) (in accordance with section 13[1] of Schedule 4B of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990).

A seven week consultation took place from 9am Monday 7 December 2020 to 5pm Monday 25 January 2021.

 Further information 

More information on the Newport and Quendon & Rickling Neighbourhood Plan.

 

Service area/Directorate Planning Policy

Consultation Draft Statement of Community Involvement and new Community Engagement Strategy

We're asking for your views on a Draft Statement of Community Involvement and a new Community Engagement Strategy.

Our feedback period runs from Wednesday 28 October and closes at 5.00pm on Wednesday 9 December 2020.

 Further information 

More information on the .

 

Service area/Directorate Finance - Revenues and Benefits

Consultation Local Council Tax Support Scheme (LCTS) consultation

Uttlesford District Council sought feedback on how much support we should give to people who might struggle to pay their Council Tax bill.

The consultation closed on Friday 18 September 2020

Further information 

The results of the consultation will be presented to the council's Scrutiny Committee.

 

Service area/Directorate Licensing

Consultation Fees and charges consultation

Uttlesford District Council proposed to review our policy in regard to all drivers so that is that each should be mandated to sign up to the Enhanced DBS update service in order to maximise safeguarding responsibilities of the community.

Status Closed

The consultation closed on Sunday 23 August 2020

 

Service area/Directorate Housing

Consultation Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Strategy consultation 2019

We were asking you to comment on our plans to help prevent homelessness and rough sleeping in Uttlesford.

Status Closed

The consultation closed at 5pm on Thursday 19 December 2019

 

Service area/Directorate Housing

Consultation STAR survey 2019

We were asking council tenants for their views on Uttlesford District Council as a landlord.

Status Closed

The consultation closed at 5pm on Monday 2 December 2019

Further information


More information and summary of results on the STAR survey 2019.

 

Service area/Directorate Democratic and Electoral Services

Consultation Polling district and polling places review

We have been carrying out a review of our polling districts and polling places that will be used in future elections. 

Status Closed

Our feedback period ran until 7 October 2019

 Further information 

More information on the .

 

Service area/Directorate Revenues

Consultation Local Council Tax Support (LCTS) survey

We are considering maintaining the current LCTS scheme for another year in 2020 to 2021. and  asked all Uttlesford residents to comment on the proposals.

Status Closed

The survey closed at 5pm on 30 September 2019

 

Service area/Directorate Licensing

Consultation Review of Taxi licensing policies

Status Closed

End date Midnight on 30 January 2019

Further information 

Following a meeting of the Licensing and Environmental Health Committee on 27 November 2018 we ran an eight week trade and public consultation on a number of proposals aimed at improving public safety and continuing to raise standards.

 

Service area/Directorate Planning

Consultation Thaxted Neighbourhood Plan referendum

Status Closed

End date 10:00am on Thursday 24 January 2019

Further information 

A referendum took place on Thursday 24 January 2019 to decide whether the Neighbourhood Plan for Thaxted should be used to help decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area.

Read all the documents and find out more

 

Service area/Directorate Planning

Consultation Regulation 19 Pre-submission Local Plan

Status Closed

End date 5:00pm on Monday 13 August 2018

Further information 

The new Uttlesford Local Plan will be part of the statutory planning framework for the District to 2033 guiding decisions on all aspects of development.  Comments on the Pre-submission Local Plan were invited.

 

Service area/Directorate Licensing

Consultation Gambling Act Policy consultation 2018

Status Closed

End date Monday 13 August 2018

Further information The Licensing & Environmental Health Committee have approved a revised draft Gambling Act Policy as a basis for guidance and we asked for your feedback on it. 

 

Service area/Directorate Democratic and Electoral Services

Consultation Community governance review 2018 Stages 1 and2  consultation

Status Closed

End date 31 August 2018

Further information The Council undertook a community governance review of parish boundaries and electoral arrangements in relation to the parishes of Little Easton, Great Dunmow North ward of Great Dunmow, and Aythorpe Roding.

 

Service area/Directorate Planning

Consultation Local Heritage List public consultation

Status Closed

End date Wednesday 4 July 2018

Further information Uttlesford residents had the opportunity to tell the District Council what they though about a draft Local Heritage List.

Background and decision made

 

Service area/Directorate Planning Policy

Consultation West of Braintree Garden Community Issues and Options Consultation

Status Closed

End date 5:00pm on Monday 22 January 2018

Further information 

Residents were given the opportunity to have their say on plans for a garden community on the Uttlesford-Braintree border.

The  West of Braintree Garden Community: Issues and Options [2Mb] document has been prepared collaboratively between Braintree District Council (BDC) and Uttlesford District Council (UDC).

The Issues and Options consultation represents the first stage in preparing specific, detailed plans for the West of Braintree Garden Community. This plan, once prepared, will include the strategies, policies and proposals required to guide the delivery of the Garden Community.

All comments submitted as part of this consultation can be viewed on the Braintree District Council consultation portal.