Elmdon Community Group


This morning I attended the auction at Chelmsford and I am delighted to be able to report that our pub managed to reach it reserve price of £325,000 and therefore it has been sold.

The news gets even better as Peter Ford, the new owner, already has a pub in Wymondham and plans to re-open our pub using his existing one as the model. I have been in communication with Peter for a few months now and my impression of him is that he is very genuine and has a real desire to get the pub up and running as soon as possible. However, there is some detailed structural work that needs to be done, plus extensive redecorating, so it will be a little while before it is ready to open but I will keep in regular contact with Peter and will keep you posted as often as I can with progress reports.

Have a look at Peter’s website www.therailwaypub.com and you will get a better idea of what to expect. Better still, if you are in the Wymondham area, why not call in and introduce yourself and sample the offerings first hand. I am certain you will be made very welcome.

At this stage I am not sure what the pub will be called as a previous owner may have rights to the name “Elmdon Dial” but again, as soon as I have any information I will let you know.

Bob Woods

The following document provides an introduction to the Elmdon Community Group

Elmdon Community Group Introduction

The formal constitution of the Elmdon Community Group follows here.

Elmdon Community Group Constitution January 2019

As part of UDC's ongoing development of a new Local Plan for Uttlesford, the ECG has discovered that there was a 'Call for Sites’ by UDC back around April - June. This was responded to by a developer suggesting the 5 acre plot on the north side of Ickleton Road as being suitable for housing.
The ECG has located the completed form and the plans which had to accompany this on the UDC website at http://www.uttlesford.gov.uk/cfs2015 containing detailed proposals. If you follow the link then click on each of the blue highlighted sections under “Elmdon”,  you will find all the relevant information. 
UDC will be writing to the Parish Council in the New Year to ask for their comments on the information provided.  We have also discovered that it is possible for individual villagers to comment directly to UDC on this matter by e-mailing them at planningpolicy@uttlesford.gov.uk  
If you wish to help defeat this proposal at the desktop assessment stage, please e-mail UDC as soon as possible with your remarks, addressing how you feel about these plans and commenting on any specific points within developer’s answers that you do not agree with. We would urge you to act now to prevent this land being included within the development limits of Elmdon in the forthcoming Uttlesford Local Plan.


ps. If you need a print-out of the form and plans please contact the ECG by email at  elmdoncg@gmail.com or by contacting any ECG committee member and we will be happy to deliver them to you.

Uttlesford District Council - Call for Sites - Council Update