'Homes' - it's time to have your say on the Local Plan

The penultimate of nine themes or 'mini-consultations' on the Local Plan starts on Wednesday 10 March.

In this theme, Uttlesford District Council would like to know what kind of housing should be built in Uttlesford in the next 20 years and beyond. This theme is not about the number of homes, rather affordability, the construction and size of dwellings.

The debate will be introduced by Jo Mills, co-author of the Council's Housing Study on Housing for New Communities, who will be talking about housing choice, affordability and how to provide homes to meet local needs. The Forum will be 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 Local Plan webpage.

Following the Forum, the consultation is open for comments. Everyone is invited to read a short document on the theme of Homesand submit comments. After a four-week consultation the comments received during this periodwill be summarised and discussed by the Forum.

This is part of a six-month conversation about the things that matter to people in Uttlesford will contribute to how the District is shaped over the next 15 years or more.  It is a new kind of public engagement programme, providing the opportunity to share ideas, which will run until 21 April.

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

24 February 2021