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Consultation on Regulation 18 (Draft) Local Plan

The consultation runs from Wednesday 12 July until 5:00pm on Monday 4 September.

The consultation covers:

  • The Core Strategic Policies (the overarching plan for how the district will develop)
  • Locations and numbers of new houses and employment sites
  • Development Management Policies (how planning applications should be decided

To read the document make a comment and see other responses please go to our online consultation portal.

Online consultation portal ►

Alternatively, you can view an interactive story map or a pdf copy of the Local Plan document and find out how to respond below.

Explore the Regulation 18 Local Plan as an interactive story map

pdf icon Regulation 18 Local Plan Policies and text [7Mb]

► Supporting maps can be found on the Regulation 18 (Draft) Local Plan inset maps page.

Why is it important to get involved?

The decisions the council will make following this consultation will set the context for new development over the next 15 years.

How can I find out more?

Come along to one of our exhibitions. There will be three special exhibitions at locations near to the proposed garden village sites. At each of these there will be a chance to talk to officers and to see maps and details of the proposed developments.

Monday 17 July 5:00pm - 8:30pm at The Chesterfords Community Centre Find it on Google Maps ►

Monday 24 July 5:00pm - 8:30pm at Stebbing Village Hall Find it on Google Maps ►

Wednesday 26 July 5:00pm - 8:30pm at Little Easton Memorial Hall Find it on Google Maps ►

During the consultation period there will also be a static exhibition at the Council Offices in Saffron Walden.

Copies of the document are available at the Community Information Centres at the four libraries in the district and on the mobile libraries.

How can I make my comments?

Read the consultation document and send the council your comments. You can respond online using the online consultation portal, by email by letter, or by using one of the comments forms below. All comments must be received by 5:00pm on Monday 4 September 2017.

pdf icon Regulation 18 Local Plan 2017 Comments Form [241kb]

word icon Regulation 18 Local Plan 2017 Comments Form [33kb]

Letters, emails and forms should be sent to:

Planning Policy Team
Uttlesford District Council
Council Offices
London Road
Saffron Walden
CB11 4ER


What happens next?

Responses to the document will inform the Pre-submission Plan (Regulation 19) which we will consult on in the winter of 2017/18. Following this consultation the Plan will be submitted to the Secretary of State to be subject to an independent examination by a Planning Inspector.


Additional information

Sustainability Appraisal

pdf icon Habitats Regulation Assessment: Regulation 18 Local Plan 2017 [680kb]

pdf icon Regulation 18 Local Plan 2017 Equality Impact Assessment [238kb]

Local Plan evidence and background studies