Economic Development in Essex

We want to attract new businesses, facilitate start-ups and enable existing businesses to expand – to further develop the prosperity of our district.• We are therefore currently conducting a business accommodation survey to determine where additional capacity is required. • We are also reviewing car parking capacity throughout the District to help maintain easy access and economic prosperity.• We have committed £100,000 of further investment to improve high-speed broadband access.

Uttlesford/Chelmsford Local Plan & Housing

Over the next five years we will spend more than £35m on building new council homes and maintaining our existing council houses. Uttlesford's emerging Local Plan was debated at an extraordinary meeting of the District Council on 16 November 2016. The Council formally suspended the Local Plan process with an update expected in 2017. Chelmsford City Council are currently working on a new Local Plan, which will shape future growth and development in Chelmsford until 2036. The new Local Plan will replace our current plans, and will make sure that the right types of developments are built in the right places.We will develop the new local plan over the next two years, before we adopt it in 2018.

Education in Essex

Essex County Council is responsible for ensuring there are sufficient school places available in Uttlesford & the City of Chelmsford, and that these are appropriate for the ages of the children requiring such provision.  

Waste & Recycling

Both Uttlesford District, and the City of Chelmsford are committed to recycling.  We will continue to support town and parish councils and other organisations that initiate local litter collection campaigns.Across the district our Highway Rangers have proven most popular, performing services such as cutting back vegetation, cleaning road signs and clearing local footpaths. We will continue to provide this service, which does so much to maintain the ‘feel good factor’ associated with Uttlesford.