Flitch Green Parish Council was created on the 1 April 2009. There are nine seats (currently there are three councillor vacancies) on the Council serving a community of around 900 homes built on the former sugar beet factory site in Little Dunmow, in the Uttlesford District in Essex.
The Council plays a vital role in representing the interests of the community and aims to improve the quality of life and the local environment.
The Council normally meets on the third Monday of every month at 7.15pm at the Flitch Green Community Hall. All meetings are open to the public and press and there is always 15 minutes available at every meeting for public participation.
Autumn 2017 - update
Work to finish the long awaited sports pitches, pavilion, Multi Use Games Area and children's play area has finally been completed. Dunmow Rhodes FC are now using the pitches for Sunday league matches and the sports field is regularly being used by local community groups and clubs. The management of the sports faclities and the Community Hall has now been taken on by the Flitch Green Community Trust.
Click here to view the Flitch Green Trust website for information about bookings and events.
The development of the remaining houses in Flitch Green began in February 2016 and is nearing completion.
ENODIS SUBMIT REVISED APPLICATION - SPRING 2014
Please click here to view Flitch Green Parish Council's response to Enodis' latest planning application for:
Land off Tanton Road, Flitch Green, Dunmow
Outline Application for Residential Development and Provision of Sports Pitches
Application No: UTT/14/0005/0P
UPDATE FOLLOWING UDC DEVELOPMENT SUB-CONTROL MEETING ON 27/6/14
The detailed planning permission for the sports pitches (1 adult football pitch and 1 junior football pitch and 1 cricket square), sports changing pavilion, multi-use games area, children's local equipped area of play, teen shelter, nature reserve; and outline planning permission for 98 homes were passed by UDC
A section 106 agreement has to be signed (FGPC are going to be involved in this process), by the end of July 2014 and Enodis then has 3 months to begin works on the recreational facilities.
A condition has been imposed that housing building cannot start until the facilities have been completed. (The MUGA, teen shelter, play area, pavilion and nature reserve must be completed and the playing fields seeded)
**PLANNING INQUIRY @ UTTLESFORD DISTRICT COUNCIL - TUE/WED/THU MAY 14/15/16 2013**
An inquiry into UDC's decision to refuse Enodis' two revised planning applications to both expand the number of houses to be constructed and to locate sports fields over Stebbing Brook in the neighbouring parish of Felsted was held on May 14/15/16 2013.
In July 2013, Flitch Green Parish Council heard that Enodis' appeal against UDC's decision to reject their planning application had been rejected by the Planning Inspector. Flitch Green Parish Council will now be pressing for UDC to ensure Enodis finally provides the community facilities the parish was promised more than 12 years ago.
Flitch Green Parish Council and Felsted Parish Council both opposed the applications when they were submitted last year. Please click here to read FGPC's objections to the plans.
You can also click here to view the letter we sent to residents in March 2012 asking residents opposed to Enodis' applications to make representations to UDC.
FLITCH GREEN IN THE NEWS - SPRING 2011
Following the Parish Council’s request for help, Sir Alan Haselhurst MP, led a debate in the House of Commons discussing the plight of Flitch Green's lack of community facilities. Our councillors were then featured on ITV's Anglia News and the BBC regional programme The Politics Show, again highlighting our battle with developer, Enodis, over their failure to deliver promised community facilities. We then hit the headlines of the Dunmow Broadcast.
The parish council hoped this media attention would result in some movement towards gaining the facilities all the residents were originally promised.
To view the Dunmow Broadcast article, please click here
To view The Politics Show item, please click here
To view an excerpt from the BBC's Politics Show featuring Sir Alan Haselhurst's comments, please click here
To view a written synopsis of the BBC's Politics Show programme, please click here
To view the Adjournment Debate raised by Sir Alan Haselhurst in the House of Commons, please click here
To view a transcript of the Adjournment Debate, please click here
To view the Anglia News item, please click here and search for Flitch Green.
Flitch Green Survey ~ August 2009
A total of 650 questionnaires were distributed to residents of Flitch Green, 157 responses were received, a response rate or 24%. The results and comments can be viewed by clicking on the following link: Survey Results