Have your say on the Local Plan: Leisure, culture and healthy lifestyles the next theme in consultation series

The fifth of nine themes or 'mini-consultations' on the Local Plan will start on Wednesday 27 January.

This is part of a six-month conversation about the things that matter to people in Uttlesford and which will contribute to how the District is shaped over the next 15 years or more. It is the beginning of a new kind of public engagement programme, providing the opportunity to share ideas. The process will run until the spring.

In this latest theme, Uttlesford District Council would like to know how existing places and new development can support health and wellbeing. The debate will be introduced by independent expert Julia Thrift, Director of Healthy Placemaking at the Town & Country Planning Association. It will explore community and social infrastructure, how leisure, heritage and culture create a sense of place, and the factors that contribute to living well. The Forum is chaired by Angela Dixon of Saffron Hall.

The event will be live-streamed from 7pm so that anyone can listen in. Pre-registration will be available via the new Local Plan webpage.

Following the Forum the consultation is open for comments. Everyone is invited to read a short document on the theme of 'Leisure, culture and healthy lifestyles'and submit comments. After a four-week consultation the comments on this theme will be summarised so they can be discussed by the Forum.

Information on the nine themes, the key dates and how to comment will be posted on the council's website and social media channels.

Everyone who has an interest is encouraged to sign up for regular local plan information and updates by subscribing to the e-newsletter service, via www.uttlesford.gov.uk/Local-Plan-News.

14 January 2021