The Planning section of UDC's website

As a statutory consultee the Parish Council (PC) is invited to comment on planning applications made to Uttlesford District Council (UDC). The PC’s comments will generally relate to:

  1. Is the proposed development appropriate in Margaret Roding?
  2. Will the development cause harm or nuisance to the environment, village life or neighbours?
  3. Is the development in keeping with the character of the village including appearance, scale and street scene?

Planning matters are complex especially in our small village where some properties are listed or in the Green Belt. It is wise to seek advice, either from a professional or UDC planning department (01799 510510). Some help is provided on UDC’s website ( and the Government’s Planning Portal website (