12,500 new homes needed in Uttlesford says UDC


12500 new homes in UttlesfordUttlesford District Council (UDC) has published a new study it commissioned with neighbouring councils. The study determines that UDC needs to allow 12,500 new houses in Uttlesford.

Local Plan delays mean more houses required

The study is part of the remedial action that the Planning Inspectorate called for when it rejected the UDC Cabinet’s draft Uttlesford Local Plan in December 2014. The Council Leadership has also said that it calculates that it needs to allow the approvals of new houses at a rate of 568 per year for at least the next 18 years. Previously in 2011 the Council determined it needed to provide 40% fewer (338 pa), but constant delays by the Council in the delivering the Local Plan has meant that the number has kept increasing.

As part of finding a place for these new houses, UDC has asked for developers to come forward with land. UDC’s map…

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