Saffron Walden Neighbourhood Plan

The Neighbourhood Plan

At its Full Council meeting on 8th November 2021, the Town Council agreed to continue with the Saffron Walden Neighbourhood Plan.  The external examiner had raised some queries in the draft plan and none of the queries raised are insurmountable or detract significantly from the overarching principle of the plan.  The proposed Neighbourhood Plan documents the issues raised by residents of Saffron Walden and is an accurate reflection of the needs, aspirations and desires of town residents for the future of their town.  Through extensive consultation, the plan identifies specific, desirable measures which seek to improve the quality of life for both now and the future.  It seeks to protect the rich heritage of the town whilst enabling appropriate and sympathetic growth and development.

The Saffron Walden Neighbourhood Plan was always an ambitious document, seeking to offer the very best outcomes for the town and its residents.  The amendment or deletion of some policies will not detract from the essence of the plan; it will still be reflective of local issues and concerns and seek to address these in a suite of statements and policies.

Whilst the external examiner raises a number of specific matters in her interim findings, neither the Town Council or Uttlesford District Council are informed of specific amendments or deletions to individual policies.  It is anticipated that by continuing with the examination process, these specific concerns will be addressed with opportunity for SWTC and the NP Working Group to respond further.

Map of Neighbourhood Plan area 

Consultation Statement

Click here for Saffron Walden Neighbourhood Plan website.

Minutes 31 January 2017
Minutes 28 February 2017
Minutes 4 April 2017
Minutes 2 May 2017
Minutes 23 May 2017
Minutes 6 June 2017
Minutes 27 June 2017
Minutes 18 July 2017
Minutes 8 August 2017
Minutes 5 September 2017
Minutes 26 September 2017
Minutes 17 October 2017
Minutes 7 November 2017

Click here for 2018 Neighbourhood Plan Minutes
Click here for 29 January – 4 June 2019 minutes
Click here for 18 june – 1 october minutes

Please note that while the Regulation 14 Consultation is open, there will be no steering group meetings. These will reconvene at the close of the consultation to consider consultation responses.

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