HOW TO COMMENT ON THE LOCAL PLAN (REGULATION 18) CONSULTATION
The Local Plan Consultation Portal is on the Local Plan page on the UDC website. You can reach this by searching “Local Plan” on the UDC website or clicking on the following link:
To make a comment on the consultation, you will need to sign into the portal. If you have previously created an account for comments, you can use your previous sign in details. New users will need to create an account by following the instructions on the UDC consultation portal.
Once you have signed into the portal, you will need to select which elements of the consultation you wish to comment on. You can submit as many comments as you wish, but you will need to submit a new form for each separate comment. For example, if you want to make 2 comments relating to the same policy, chapter or evidence document you will need to submit 2 separate forms. If you want to comment on 2 or more policies/chapters /evidence, you will need to submit each comment on a separate form.
A local resident has put together a short video on how to comment on the Local Plan consultation. If you think this might be helpful and would like to view the video, it can be found here:
HOW TO COMMENT ON THE GREEN and BLUE INFRASTRUCTURE STRATEGY
Uttlesford have identified a strategic opportunity within the Local Plan to create a new Country Park for the district at Easton Park. If you wish to comment on this proposal, it is detailed in an evidence base document called the “Green and Blue Infrastructure Strategy”.
You will need to select “Evidence Base Documents” and then select “Green and Blue Infrastructure Strategy” from the drop-down list that appears just below.
The Easton Park proposal is “Strategic Opportunity 8” within this document and is detailed on pages 93 to 97. This section details the opportunities and rationale for the creation of a new country park at Easton Park. It is important to also read the other strategic opportunities to see how the new country park will enhance and link with other strategic opportunities.
Click here to see guidance on the proposals that relate to Easton Park and are worth supporting to protect Easton Park for future generations.
OTHER WAYS TO COMMENT
A paper comments form can be downloaded from the consultation page and is also available from the district council offices or libraries. Written responses should be posted to the Local Plan Team, Uttlesford District Council, London Road, Saffron Walden, CB11 4ER.
You can also make comments via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Make sure you indicate which part of the Local Plan you are commenting on.
THIS IS THE OPPORTUNITY WE HAVE BEEN WORKING TOWARDS FOR THE LAST 7 YEARS! THIS IS OUR OPPORTUNITY TO PROMOTE THE RESTORATION OF EASTON PARK AND PROTECT IT FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS!
If we don’t seize the day now to protect Easton Park for future generations, parties threatened by the current proposals will encourage UDC to use Easton Park as an alternative solution leading to the risk of future housing development. It is therefore vital that we support the creation of a new country park at Easton Park in the current plan.
We would encourage all our supporters and anyone else who would prefer to see a restored Country Park at Easton Park rather than 10,000 houses to take part in the consultation and give their support to the Green and Blue Infrastructure Strategy and in particular to Strategic Opportunity 8 – A New Country Park at Easton Park.