Local Plan 2005

The council is required to decide planning application in accordance with the development plan unless there are other more important factors which need to be considered.

The development plan for Uttlesford is made up of the Adopted Local Plan, the Minerals Local Plan and the Waste Local Plan.

Printed copies of the 2005 plan can be purchased for £25.

Adopted Uttlesford Local Plan 2005

The current local plan was adopted in 2005. It provides the basis for all planning decisions within the district. It contains policies relating to the location of development and protection of environmental features. These policies are monitored and reviewed by the council to make sure that the policies are meeting the council's aims.

Written statements

The written statements of the Uttlesford Local Plan contain the adopted policies and supporting text as adopted by the council in 2005.

Uttlesford Local Plan 2005 written statements (PDF) [765KB]

Local Plan maps

The inset maps from the Uttlesford Local Plan are arranged in alphabetical order by parish. Great Dunmow and Saffron Walden town insets are available as separate maps. A maps proposals key (PDF) [2MB] explains the symbols and colours used in the maps.

Uttlesford Local Plan 2005 inset maps (PDF) [20MB]

Great Dunmow town inset map (PDF) [12MB]

Saffron Walden town inset map (PDF) [11MB]

You can also use our Constraints map to see Local Plan information and policies.

Changes since adoption

The following changes have been made to the Local Plan since adoption.

Conservation areas

Some changes have been made to conservation areas. You can view maps of the revised boundaries of reviewed conservation areas on the Conservation area appraisals page.

Parking standards

An amendment has been made to add Appendix 1: Parking Standards Design and Good Practice September 2009 (PDF) [4MB]

Neighbourhood Plans

Three 'made' Neighbourhood Plans have been adopted by the District Council as part of the Statutory development plan.   They now sit alongside the Uttlesford Local Plan Adopted 2005.  Should planning permission be sought in areas covered by any adopted neighbourhood plan, the application must be determined in accordance with both the neighbourhood plan and the Local Plan. These Neighbourhood Plans are:

Other supporting documents

The council made an application in July 2007 to save the policies in the Uttlesford District Local Plan. The Secretary of State's direction in respect of this request was received in December 2007. All the policies except two, which relate to completed development sites in Takeley, have been saved.

The Secretary of State's direction and schedule of saved policies (PDF) [294KB]  

The National Planning Policy Framework (DCLG March 2012), which sets out the government's planning policy, states that due weight should be given to relevant policies in existing plans according to their degree of consistency with the Framework. In other words, the closer the policies in the local plan to the policies in the Framework, the greater the weight that may be given. The Adopted Local Plan has been assessed for compliance with the National Planning Policy Framework.

Uttlesford Local Plan 2005 - National Planning Policy Framework Compatibility Assessment (Ann Skippers Planning, July 2012) (PDF) [179KB]

Other documents which make up the Local Plan are: