I hope you are well, my name is Jack Bennett and I am Uttlesford District Council’s Principal Urban Design Officer. I am getting in touch with you about Uttlesford’s new Design Code.

The current stage in the process is a series of walking tours which accompany a public survey to understand what local people like and dislike about the buildings, places and landscapes in Uttlesford, and which parts they feel are really distinctive to the district. The survey itself will follow soon, but in the meantime feel free to sign up to one of the walking tours below.

Please see the website which explains in more detail and has short explanatory videos: New design code – Uttlesford District Council


The aim of this upcoming survey is to feed into a design code which:

  • Identifies what is special about Uttlesford
  • Reflects local aspirations
  • Deals with local concerns
  • Responds to people’s hopes and fears for the future

Join a walking tour

To inform this process we will be hosting three free walking tours in different parts of the district.

The walking tours are an opportunity to get out and about to look, think and discuss, before completing the survey. They will follow accessible routes with regular resting points.

You can book to join any of them on Eventbrite below:

Thursday 18 August, 6pm to 8pm – Great Dunmow

Book now

Sunday 21st August, 10am to 12pm – Stansted Mountfitchet

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Sunday 21st August, 2pm to 4pm – Saffron Walden

Book now

In addition, we are encouraging local people to carry out their own self-led walking tours, and the video on the website explains more about this. We will be running a public social media campaign about this very soon, but in the meantime if you could share the following link to the Council website which has all the details, to anyone you think might be interested, including all neighbourhood planning groups: New design code – Uttlesford District Council

Any questions please get in touch.

All the best,

Jack Bennett ARB 

Principal Urban Design Officer

Uttlesford District Council

Email: jbennett@uttlesford.gov.uk