Elsenham Parish Council




Welcome to Elsenham Parish Council website.

On this website you will find contact details of council members.

Agendas for forthcoming meetings and minutes of meetings are also available and may be downloaded.

You can also find other information about the Parish Council and Elsenham.



Under the Localism Act 2011 where a Parish (or Town) Council has a web site, the Council is required to publish the register of members interests.  In order to comply with this requirement, the link below provides access to the Uttlesford District Council website where full details of interests are given for each of the Councillors of Elsenham Parish Council.







April 2019

Update on closure of Hall Road for up to 6 Months


Hall Road bridge is falling down

Abbotsford Bridge is on Hall Road, about a quarter of a mile down from The Crown. Amazingly the original structure is 140 years old, and consists of a cast iron deck supported on cast iron girders.


Structural engineers from ECC have visited it and determined it is at the end of its life and a new bridge is needed. The 3-day closure in March was preparatory work to clear vegetation.


May to November for new bridge

ECC say the main works are to commence on 10th May and expect to take about six months to complete (maybe it will only be 4 months, but until they lift the old bridge it is difficult to tell, and they say poor weather may delay them). That means they are being cautious with their estimates. As part of the work they will temporarily relocate the pedestrian footbridge, the water course and utilities.


Hall Road will be CLOSED

During this time ECC say that unfortunately a full closure of the road will be necessary. They say that they will put up official diversion signs.


ECC has put up a webpage to provide details and updates. The link is:  https://www.essexhighways.org/highway-schemes-and-developments/highway-schemes/abbotsford-bridge-hall-road-elsenham.aspx


You should be able to find the link through  https://essex.gov.uk  and then enter Abbotsford Bridge in the ‘I’m looking for’ box.  It should then be the first on the list.



March 2019

Notice of Election: Parish Coucilors 

Notice of Election: District Councilors



March 2019

Closure of Old Mead Road, Henham


25th March - 29th March 2019


NO Bus service along Station Road and Old mead Road for four days!


Essex Highways arranged this closure very last minute therefore Essex County Council and TrustyBus could not implement a solution.

Please visit Trustybus website for up to date information on your service:

Details of the road closure can be found here.




New Parish Councillors

 We welcome two new Councillors following their recent co-opt onto the Parish Council.

The new councillors are Cllr. Alana Warwick and Cllr. Evelyn Chong.





Parish Councillor Vacancy

Following the recent resignation of Cllr. Bill Smith, there is a councillor vacancy on the Parish Council.

If anyone is interested in becoming a parish councillor and wishes to have more information on what is involved, they should contact the Clerk to the Council, Mrs. Louise Johnson (see contact details below).




Fairfield Planning Application for 350 Homes on Land to the North West of Henham Road, Elsenham

Fairfield is again on the move and has submitted an outline planning application ( UTT/17/3573/OP ) for up to 350 new homes located between Elsenham and Henham; see below.

 PROPOSAL: Outline application with all matters reserved except for access for:

Up to 350 dwellings, 1 no. primary school including early years and childcare setting for up to 56
places, open spaces and landscaping including junior football pitch and changing rooms,
access from B1051 Henham Road with associated street lighting and street furniture,
pedestrian, cycle and vehicle routes. pedestrian and cycles link to Elsenham Station and
potential link to Hailes Wood, vehicular and cycles parking. provision and/or
upgrade/diversion of services including water, sewerage, telecommunications. electricity,
gas and services media and apparatus, on-plot renewable energy measures including
photo-voltaics, solar heating and ground source heat pumps, drainage works, sustainable
drainage systems and ground and surface water attenuation features, associated ground
works, boundary treatments and construction hoardings.

The application is for outline permission to be granted, with all matters except for access, (appearance, landscaping, layout and scale) reserved for future determination. 

 The Parish Council is of the strong view that this planning application should be opposed and together with other parish councils, will be opposing and objecting to the application.

However, it is vitally important that residents who also oppose this proposal for a further 350 homes - in addition to the extra new housing that has been already allocated to Elsenham - should also respond to the application and advise Uttlesford District Council's Planning Department of their views.

The deadline for residents' submissions was 13th February 2018 and has now closed.

A date has yet to be set for the application to come before the UDC Planning Committee.




Code of Conduct 

Pursuant with the requirements of the Localism Act 2011, Elsenham Parish Council at its meeting held on Monday, 2nd July resolved to adopt a new Code of Conduct with effect from that date. A copy of the Code may be obtained by applying to the Parish Council Clerk (Mrs. Louise Johnson) or by going the the Code of Conduct page on this site and downloading the document.




Contact Information

Mrs. Louise Johnson, Clerk to the Parish Council
'Reindeer',Stansted Road
CM22 6LL


07456 791727