Uttlesford District Council has updated their website to include the following service update:
SERVICE UPDATE PLANNING – May 2022 – https://www.uttlesford.gov.uk/planning-service-update-may-2022
Due to the pressure of current workloads, ongoing difficulties with staff recruitment and the need to prioritise the determination of planning applications we have had to change the way the general public access our services.
This means that we do not have any professional planning officers available on the telephone to answer general queries from members of the public. As an alternative we do have comprehensive information on our website offering answers to frequently asked questions and a dedicated page for residents of Uttlesford.
Link to FAQs page – https://www.uttlesford.gov.uk/article/5164/Planning-application-FAQs
Link to residential planning page https://www.uttlesford.gov.uk/article/4870/Residential-planning
Link to making a request for an investigation a potential breach of planning page https://www.uttlesford.gov.uk/article/5809/Report-a-possible-breach-of-planning-regulations
They continue to offer a full pre-application advice service if you are planning on submitting a planning application. Here is the link to the page and how to request pre-application advice https://www.uttlesford.gov.uk/planning-pre-application-advice
Please note that this unfortunately has occurred and will be reviewed in 6 months.