Great Chesterford

Uttlesford District Council has recently indicated that it requires a number of new allocation sites to meet an increased housing need within the District during the Plan period.

The Council has presently identified its preferred sites to meet this increased need, taken from sites previously promoted but which have failed to achieve allocation in previous rounds of the Plan.

EAS has provided transportation and flood risk advice for a large residential site for up to 1000 dwellings within the District, in order to make a site representation for promotion as allocation land.

To support the above promotion for allocation a Feasibility Study of the proposed development was prepared consisting of:

  • A highways, Drainage and Utilities Assessment to help inform the allocation proposals;
  • Assessing Highway capacity and Access options and general Transport Connectivity to provide consideration of the sustainability of the proposed development location;
  • Assess constraints of Flood Risk and provide guidance on the likely form of Surface Water drainage to help guide the preparation of a concept masterplan;
  • Assess the availability of key utilities to service the site and highlight any potential capacity issues or implications to the concept masterplan;
  • Review of the SHLAA to provide a response to related comments where necessary; and
  • Production of a formal report in support of the proposals for submission with planning representations to the Local Plan consultation.

This multi-disciplinary work was led by Stephen Adams from the Stansted Abbotts office. Should you wish to discuss any potential similar work please contact Stephen by email at