Community governance review 2018

The Council has undertaken 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.

The Stage 1 consultation was publicised on the Council's website in accordance with the agreed timetable.

The Stage 2 consultation provided an opportunity to comment on proposals following representations received in the first stage of consultation.

Outcome of the review

The outcome of the review was considered by the Council's Governance, Audit and Performance Committee at its meeting on 15 November 2018, with the resulting Order below:

Icon for pdf Uttlesford District Council (Reorganisation of Community Governance) Order 2018 [180.14KB]

Icon for pdf View the map referred to in the above Order [1.07MB]

The Proposals

For the Stage 2 consultation, comments and representations were invited for the following list of proposals: 

I. In respect of the boundary review at the development known as Sector 4 at the Woodlands Park development at Great Dunmow which is located in the parish of Little Easton and shown in brown on the map.

a. That the existing parish boundary between Little Easton parish and Great Dunmow North ward, which is shown in green on the map, be altered as indicated on the map by a broken line marked in red, so that the area shown marked in brown, comprising the development known as Sector 4, be transferred from the parish of Little Easton to Dunmow North ward;

b. That in order to give effect to the outcome of the Community Governance Review of the parish boundary, a polling district for local government elections be designated in respect of the area marked in brown, The Dourdan Pavillion be designated as a polling place for such polling district;

c. That recommendations be made to the Local Government Boundary Commission and Electoral Commission to make a consequential changes Order to give effect to alterations to align the boundary of the district ward and county division with the modified parish boundary.

d. In respect of the electoral arrangements which apply to the Great Dunmow North ward, to increase the number of the parish councillors by two.

e. In respect of the electoral arrangements which apply to the parish of Little Easton, to make no change in the number of the parish councillors.

II. In respect of the electoral arrangements review for the parish of Aythorpe Roding, to increase the number of parish councillors by one.

Documents which were considered by the committee


For more information on the Community Governance Review


Or write to: The Democratic and Electoral Services Manager, Uttlesford District Council, Council Offices, London Road, Saffron Walden CB11 4ER