Planning applications are important to democracy and must stay

An artist's impression of the development off Dunmow High Street. Picture: CONTRIBUTED

An artist's impression of the development off Dunmow High Street. Picture: CONTRIBUTED - Credit: Archant

Covering planning applications keeps everyone informed.

The planning meeting about the Stansted Airport application. Photo: Andra Maciuca/ARCHANT

The planning meeting about the Stansted Airport application. Photo: Andra Maciuca/ARCHANT - Credit: Archant

Neighbour notifications only go to immediate vicinity neighbours.

Without the knowledge of what is going on, the public cannot have their say.

Our journalism includes coverage of Great Dunmow Town Council who discuss recently lodged planning applications at an early stage of the process.

We have also reported on what happens with applications, such as when a new 168-bedroom hotel at Duxford’s Imperial War Museum was approved by South Cambridgeshire District Council’s planning meeting.

Louise Dunderdale

Louise Dunderdale - Credit: Louise Dunderdale


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We also covered when Stansted Airport’s expansion was rejected by Uttlesford District Council during their planning meeting back in January.

And last year we reported on the McCarthy and Stone plan to build 29 new retirement apartments just off the High Street, and what the town council thought of the application.

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