Consultation and the Community Stakeholder Forum
The main stages of consultation on the new Local Plan are as follows.
First consultation (November 2020 - April 2021)
Sometimes referred to as the 'Issues and Options' stage, the first consultation takes place before any proposals have been developed. The consultation is now closed but please visit the consultation portal to view other's comments.
The consultation was split into nine different themes, each being launched for consultation at a meeting of the Community Stakeholder Forum (described below).
All comments will be used to inform the Council's work on a draft version of the Local Plan.
Draft Local Plan (Spring 2022)
The Council will consult again when a draft version of the Local Plan has been prepared. This is due to be in Spring 2022, after which any necessary changes will be made to address the comments received.
Publication (Spring 2023)
The Council will provide a further opportunity to comment when a final version of the Local Plan has been prepared. This is due to be in Spring 2023, after which the plan will be submitted for government approval together with the comments received.
Community Stakeholder Forum
The Community Stakeholder Forum has been established to complement and enhance the consultation process by providing a platform for discussion among a wide range of local stakeholders, helping to inform and inspire contributions from the wider community. All meetings are live-streamed on Zoom and YouTube, with recordings remaining on the Council's YouTube channel afterwards.
Further details on the Forum members can be found here and answers to some frequently asked questions can be found here. Meeting documents can be found under 'Additional resources' at the bottom of this page.
Community Stakeholder Forum wins prestigious Planning Excellence Award
Uttlesford District Council is delighted to announce it has won a prestigious award for its innovative approach to community stakeholder engagement.
At an online ceremony held 30 November 2021, the Forum was announced as a winner in the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) East of England Awards for Planning Excellence. The Awards highlight exceptional examples of how planning and planners have made a positive impact on the quality of life in creating exceptional places and protecting the environment.
Visit our news page for more information
Further information on the RTPI Website
The consultation is now closed but please visit the consultation portal to view other's comments.
The material will remain available for you to watch and read.
Privacy notice - Reflects that live and recorded meetings are available online
Meeting documentation - Agendas and presentation slides