Neighbourhood Plan

Dear Neighbour

We are all on a journey to produce a Neighbourhood Plan for the Parish of Little Dunmow.  Uttlesford District Council is encouraging all parish councils to become more involved in the planning process by developing a Neighbourhood Plan.  We started in April 2021 by applying for the whole Parish to be designated as a Neighbourhood Plan area.  This was accepted on the 18 May 2021.

The Parish Council formed a Neighbourhood Plan Steering Committee.  This committee has been learning what is involved in producing a plan, making contact with Uttlesford District Council and the Rural Community Council of Essex who will help us through the process.  Arrangements have been made to talk with neighbouring parishes to learn from their experiences.

Community Engagement and Communication

It is clear that engagement /communication with everyone in the community is vital.  We have been door to door not only to meet but to get contact details from residents.  Of the 167 dwellings in the Parish, 86 have given us permission to use their contact email.  We plan to continue with the drive to obtain details from everyone, to be kept strictly confidential of course.

Our next task is the organisation of some early stage community engagement events when residents will be able to tell us of developmental issues in Little Dunmow Parish that are important to them.  This must be done with an open mind and without any visions for the final plan already fixed in our minds.

Community Engagement EventLook out for these posters in the locality and please drop in and have your say.

If you are unable to get to these dates there will be plenty of other opportunities to be heard.  Anyone who would like to help in the production of the plan will be welcomed, please contact Jo, Kevin or Sonia.

Jo Pratt - geoffjo.pratt@gmail.com

Kevin French - kevinafrench89@gmail.com

Sonia Merritt - caesoniamerritt@gmail.com

We will continue to update the website with our progress but if you have any questions please do not hesitate to coontact us.