Uttlesford is a local government district in Essex, England. Its council is based in Saffron Walden.

Its name is derived from the ancient Hundred of the same name.

The district was formed on April 1, 1974 by the merger of the borough of Saffron Walden, Dunmow Rural District and Saffron Walden Rural District.

In 2001, Uttlesford was voted as the best place to live in England, in a survey by the Sunday Times newspaper. A range of factors, including housing costs, quality of schools, and low crime contributed to the overall result.

Uttlesford District includes Stansted Airport, which is its major employer.

Uttlesford has recently been found to be The Healthiest Place to Live in the UK, due to the relatively low level of obesity problems in the area.

Energy policy

In May 2006, a report commissioned by British Gas [http://www.britishgasnews.co.uk/managed_content/files/pdf/greenCity.pdf] showed that housing in Uttlesford produced the highest average carbon emissions in the country at 8,092 kg of carbon dioxide per dwelling [http://news.independent.co.uk/environment/article570194.ece] . In response the council stated "We try and lead by example but there is nothing else we can do to get people to save energy" [http://environment.guardian.co.uk/climatechange/story/0,,1829050,00.html] .

The Council have, however, introduced a planning permission condition requiring certain energy conservation measures to be taken when homes are extended [http://www.uttlesford.gov.uk/climate+change+and+energy/energy+efficiency+condition.htm] , and have a number of other initiatives [http://www.uttlesford.gov.uk/climate+change+and+energy/default.htm] .

ee also

"See also: Energy efficiency in British housing".


External links

* [http://www.saffronwaldenconservatives.com Saffron Walden Conservatives]
* [http://www.saffronwaldenlibdems.org.uk Saffron Walden Liberal Democrats]
* [http://www.uttlesford.gov.uk Uttlesford District Council]
* [http://www.stanstedexplained.info Stansted Explained]

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