Friday, 8 December 2017

Uttlesford Draft Local Plan



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Additional work on Local Plan evidence base

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Uttlesford District Council is taking the time to fully evaluate the responses to the Local Plan consultation held over the summer. Almost 6,000 written comments were made by over 2,000 individuals and organisations. All the comments are available to view on the online portal.

Further work is now being carried out to address some of the issues raised, on subjects such as the water cycle, archaeology, heritage, employment, and transport and sports facilities. The additional work is necessary to ensure that the next version of the Local Plan is ready to be consulted upon.

As a result of this additional work, the council will make a decision on the next version of the Plan in late spring 2018 before a further round of public consultation takes place.

Find out about the Draft Local Plan ►

PPWG meeting date and agenda

The next meeting of the Planning Policy Working Group is on Thursday 14 December, starting at 6pm in the Council Chamber at the UDC Offices in Saffron Walden. 

The cross-party group will consider the complete set of responses to the latest consultation and way forward for the Local Plan. The agenda is available here.

The meeting will be broadcast live, or you can listen to a recording at

Residents urged to put forward their views on plan for garden community

LP WoBThere is still plenty of time for residents to have their say on plans for a garden community on the Uttlesford-Braintree border.

The West of Braintree Garden Community: Issues and Options document has been prepared by Braintree  and Uttlesford district councils.

The document provides further information about the proposed West of Braintree Garden Community, and sets out some of the key issues that will need to be included in a more detailed masterplan for the development.

The public consultation on the document closes on 22 January 2018.

Take part in the consultation ►

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Monday, 4 December 2017

Superfast Essex Programme Update - November 2017

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Thursday, 9 November 2017

Closure of Maple Lane, Radwinter/Wimbish 27th November



Temporary Traffic Regulation Order of Maple Lane, Wimbish 

Please click on the following link to find details of the intended closure of Maple Lane, due to commence on 27th November 2017 for 12 days. The closure is required for the safety of the public and workforce while BT undertakes build new joint box.


Essex Streetworks Team


Ringway Jacobs | Essex County Council

3rd Floor, Seax House, Market Road, Chelmsford, CM1 1QH


Have you seen for road works on the Essex Network ?

Wednesday, 25 October 2017

Flood Prevention

A good deal of local flooding may be relieved by proper maintenance of ponds, ditches, rivers and other water ways. The council is again calling for volunteers to carry out a one-off survey of all water courses in the area to determine their condition. Once this is done Essex Council will digitise the information and send engineers to examine any problems found.

They will also identify the bodies that are responsible for each water way and enforce proper maintenance now and into the future.

If you would be able to help with this survey please contact the Village Clerk at

Training will be provided.


Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Radwinter Pavilion on BBC Radio Essex

If you didn't hear it, Radwinter was on BBC Radio Essex this morning as part of the Essex Quest Show. The show is a live treasure hunt and this week they were in North Essex.  


If you click on the link above and fast forward to 1hr 22 you will hear Betty Rust phone in the radio show to give the team directions to the rec.

At about 1hr 24mins you'll hear David Emberson giving out one of the clues and doing a very good job of telling the listeners about our wonderful new facility.  



Thursday, 28 September 2017

Important Recreation Ground Information

Important Recreation Update


Car Park Closure

Please note that the Recreation Ground Car Park will be closed all day on Friday 6th October from 9am.  Any cars parked in there at that time may be locked inside the car park or in danger of being parked in.  

Arrangements will be made for Almshouse residents needing access during that time.




MUGA Opening Times

We hope that people have enjoyed free use of the MUGA over the summer.  As the term has started and the nights are drawing in we have adjusted the times of opening.

These are the new opening times:


From today until the end of half term

After school until dusk and all day until dusk at weekends


From November 1st until further notice:

All day until dusk dusk at weekends


Anyone wishing to book the MUGA outside these times, should use the pavilion booking form on our website and write MUGA in the 'reasons' section.  Our website is still under construction so there is no dedicated MUGA booking form yet.


If anyone has any queries please contact us



Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Essex County Council: Superfast Essex aims to extend fibre broadband coverage to nearly 100% with last phase of work



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20 September 2017

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Superfast Essex aims to extend fibre broadband coverage to nearly 100% with last phase of work


Even more residents and businesses stand to gain access to superfast broadband, with download speeds of 30Mbps or more, thanks to an additional phase of work being commissioned by Essex County Council (ECC). 

Superfast Essex Phase 4 is expected to be the last phase of work under the County Council's broadband improvement programme, and is aiming to reach near to 100% superfast broadband connectivity across the county by 2021. 

The decision to proceed with Phase 4 was approved by Essex County Council's Cabinet on Tuesday 19 September. 

Phase 4 will be funded by project savings and subsidy refunds from BT relating to Phases 1 and 2, contributions by local Essex councils and a new grant from the government's Broadband Delivery UK programme (BDUK), which is already earmarked for Essex.  Over the next few months, Superfast Essex is also planning to apply for further government grants worth up to £18 million. If the grants can be secured, the overall value of the Phase 4 public investment will be up to £29 million. 

This public funding will be complemented by private investment from supplier contributions, to be confirmed by operators bidding to deliver the Phase 4 work when it goes to tender. 

As a first step to prepare for Phase 4, Superfast Essex recently completed a public consultation inviting feedback on the current availability of superfast broadband coverage in Essex. Based on the responses, the programme team is now updating its State Aid map, which will identify the areas eligible to be included in the Phase 4 rollout. When complete, the final map will be published on the Superfast Essex website

Essex County Councillor Kevin Bentley, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Economic Growth, Skills, Infrastructure and the Digital Economy, said:  "We have an ambition to become one of the best connected counties in the UK as we recognise the importance superfast broadband has for residents and businesses alike. Essex is a fast-growing county which makes achieving close to 100% coverage no mean feat but the County Council remains committed to improving the availability of broadband and considers it one of our priorities to invest in." 

Superfast Essex Phases 2 and 3 are currently on track to complete by December 2019. The work of network delivery partners BT and Gigaclear will take the total superfast footprint delivered by Superfast Essex to 144,000 homes and businesses, with some 90,000 addresses already enabled so far. Residents can view the areas already completed or in plans to be upgraded and check the status of their home or business on the interactive rollout map at

Nearly half (46%) of the properties enabled in Phase 1 of the Superfast Essex programme have now ordered a fibre broadband service. This better-than-expected take-up of services is enabling ECC to claim subsidy refunds from BT and invest these in Phase 4. 

Superfast Essex plans to begin the tender process for Phase 4 during October 2017. 


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