Section 62A Planning Application: S62A/22/0000002 Former Friends’ School, Mount Pleasant Rd, Saffron Walden CB11 3EB

Overview of case details, documents, key dates and how to make a representation.

Applies to England

Type of application

Application for Planning Permission and conservation area consent for demolition in a conservation area

Applicant name

Chase (SW) Ltd (Chase New Homes Ltd)

Site address

Former Friends’ School, Mount Pleasant Rd, Saffron Walden CB11 3EB

Description of the proposed development

Conversion of buildings and demolition of buildings to allow redevelopment to provide 96 dwellings, swimming pool and changing facilities, associated recreation facilities, access and landscaping.

Case Officer

Major Casework Team



Key dates

Date application validated 21 April 2022
Date by when representations must be made 25 May 2022
Hearing date and venue 10.00am on 25 August 2022 at the Council Chamber, Uttlesford District Council, London Road, Saffron Walden, CB11 4E Hearing Notification (ODTMS Word Document, 48.2117 KB)
Decision TBC

Hearing Documents


Make a representation

The application can be inspected under the application plans and documents heading below.

You will be able to comment on this application until 25 May 2022.

Please base your comments on planning matters. Please avoid the use of inflammatory, discriminatory or abusive comments.

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Please send your comments via email to

or write to

The Planning Inspectorate, Major Casework Team, Room 3J Kite Wing,
Temple Quay House,
2 The Square,
Bristol, BS1 6PN

Please include the application reference number and site address.

This application will be determined by an Inspector appointed by the Secretary of State. Shortly after the close of the representation period the Planning Inspectorate will consider whether a hearing is necessary. In the event that a hearing is scheduled, and you would wish to speak at the hearing, you must make this request at the time you submit your written representations.

Where the application is to be considered at a hearing, notice of the date, time and venue for the hearing along with the name of the person holding the hearing, will be published on this website at least two weeks before the date of the hearing.

Application plans and documents

Documents received from the applicant on 17 June 20222022, 1 and 13 August 2022

Questionnaire and supporting documents



Interested Parties

Planning Inspectorate correspondence

Uttlesford D C -  documents submitted in response to letter of 30 May 2022

Published 25 April 2022
Last updated 34 August 2022 + show all updates
  1. Supplementary Bat & Ecology Note July 2022 added

  2. Hearing date and venue information added

  3. SWNP Assessment revised 29.07.22 document added

  4. Essex County Council Highways re-consultation response 29 July 2022 added

  5. Tom Plant document added

  6. Saffron Walden T C Neighbourhood Plan update 21 July 2022 published

  7. C Ewing Submission to PINS - FINAL - CE200722 (2nd response) and Essex C C Place Services (ecology) Former Friends School S62A220000002 20.07 (2nd response) published

  8. 6 documents added under the application plans and documents heading

  9. Margaret Brinkworth document added

  10. New document from Richard Stark

  11. Sport England 2nd response document added

  12. Andrew Chattaway document added

  13. Nicola Edwards document added

  14. Essex County Council Development and Flood Risk Environment and Climate Action 2nd response 27 June 2022 and Sheila Rush 2nd response posted.

  15. Documents received from the applicant on 17 June 2022 and additional consultees comments added

  16. New document published under 'Consultees' titled 'MAG Response 2022-131'

  17. Uttlesford D C - documents submitted in response to letter of 30 May 2022 added

  18. Essex County Council 2nd response dated 31 May 2022 added

  19. Letter to local planning authority dated 30 May 2022 from the Planning Inspectorate document added

  20. Andrew C and Letter to applicant dated 30 May 2022 from the Planning Inspectorate documents added.

  21. 9 additional consultees documents and 9 additional interested parties documents added. Procedure has been confirmed as a hearing.

  22. Consultees and Interested Parties comments added

  23. Questionnaire and supporting documents added to the case information

  24. Walden School accommodation schedule added to document list

  25. Applicant name updated to Chase (SW) Ltd (Chase New Homes Ltd)

  26. First published.