Planning recommendations week ending 17 April 2014

April 17th, 2014 by Cllr Karen Chilvers | Comment?

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In #Brentwoodwest this week there are applications in London Road, Langley Drive, La Plata Grove and Weald Close.  There’s also an enforcement alert for Warley Hill.

Please note these are NOT yet decisions – I am able to refer to planning committee now.

88 London Road  - TWO STOREY SIDE AND REAR EXTENSION AND CONVERSION OF GARAGE

 

Recommended for APPROVAL

16 Langley Drive - CONVERSION OF GARAGE, SINGLE STOREY REAR EXTENSION AND RAISED DECKING

 

Recommended for APPROVAL

20 La Plata Grove - SINGLE STOREY REAR EXTENSION AND TWO STOREY REAR EXTENSION

 

Recommended for APPROVAL

11 Weald Close - SINGLE STOREY REAR EXTENSION AND DECKING

 

Recommended for APPROVAL

If you have any issues with the above officer recommendations then please get in touch with me as soon as possible. The deadline for referral is midday on Monday 28 April 2014 to refer the above item to the Planning Committee for further discussion.

In other news,  I have questioned the use of advertising hoardings on the bollards outside Tesco Warley Hill as I feel this is too close to the road and could cause accidents.  I have asked Enforcement to look into this and advise.

For more information on the planning process, please see my advice here.

Planning recommendations week ending 11 April 2014

April 12th, 2014 by Cllr Karen Chilvers | Comment?

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In #Brentwoodwest this week there are applications in London Road and Kavanaghs Road.

Please note these are NOT yet decisions – I am able to refer to planning committee now.

32 London Road  - SINGLE STOREY REAR EXTENSION, DORMER TO REAR AND PITCHED ROOF TO EXISTING SIDE EXTENSION.

Recommended for APPROVAL

Beaulieu, Kavanaghs Road  - CONSTRUCTION OF TWO STOREY SIDE EXTENSION AND SINGLE STOREY REAR EXTENSION, DEMOLITION OF EXISTING GARAGE

Recommended for APPROVAL

If you have any issues with the above officer recommendations then please get in touch with me as soon as possible. The deadline for referral is midday on Tuesday 22 April 2014 to refer the above item to the Planning Committee for further discussion.

Additionally, there is an application at 1A Avenue Road, near the border with Warley.  Although I have no power to call this on, I know a man who can!

1A Avenue Road  - DEMOLITION OF EXISTING GARAGE AND CONSTRUCTION OF TWO STOREY SIDE EXTENSION

Recommended for APPROVAL

In other news, there was a complaint about the installation of a security shutter and an unauthorised change of use at 147 Kings Road. This complaint has been upheld and enforcement action will take place.

For more information on the planning process, please see my advice here.

Westwood Avenue verges

April 4th, 2014 by Cllr Karen Chilvers | Comment?

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John Newberry (pictured), Cllr David Kendall and I have been working with Westwood Avenue residents to get these verges repaired – they are in a terrible state but, as usual, Tory-controlled Essex Council aren’t in any hurry to improve things…given that they have only bothered to repair four grass verges in Brentwood over the last year.  John, who is our candidate for the council elections on 22 May – and we desperately need his help with the amount of casework we have in Brentwood West – said:

I have visited Westwood Avenue with Cllr Karen Chilvers and County Cllr David Kendall and they have shown me the damage that’s occurred over the past few months and years.

“I cannot believe that Tory-controlled Brentwood and Essex councils are ignoring the state of your road and are unwilling to do anything to help.

“Despite us outlining all the problems, they have written to Cllr Kendall telling him that no repairs will be forthcoming.  We aren’t taking this and we are continuing to fight for you.  This is just another example of your Tory-run councils not spending your money wisely.  If elected on 22 May I will fight with Karen and David to get your money spent on what you need – not expensive consultants and pet projects.”

Planning recommendations week ending 4 April 2014 & Tesco Warley Hill update

April 4th, 2014 by Cllr Karen Chilvers | Comment?

tesco shuts evry little storeThere are no recommendations to report in Brentwood West this week but, I do have news on the Tesco Warley Hill store.

I am sorry to have to report that the Planning Inspector allowed Tesco’s appeal and that they are now going to be allowed to install an external cash machine.  You will remember that the three opposition councillors fought against this, whilst the Tory councillors were nowhere to be seen.  However, this was completely out of our hands – that’s how the system works.

I wish we could have done more, but the whole thing was out of our hands really – the Labour government changed things so pubs could turn into supermarkets and we are now dealing with the fallout.

Let’s hope Tesco keep to their promise of being good neighbours.

 

London Road/High Street lights

April 1st, 2014 by Cllr Karen Chilvers | Comment?

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A couple of residents have called, concerned about the light phasing at the BT lights.  Not wishing to come over all girly (!) but I thought that this was a job for John Newberry – retired policeman and our candidate for Brentwood West on 22 May 2014 (to work with me, not replace me).

John spent some time looking at the lights and identified the phasing problem – he is now working with Cllr David Kendall to get Essex County Council out to review this as soon as possible.

Ashford Avenue, Kavanaghs Road & The Terlings – parking consultation

March 31st, 2014 by Cllr Karen Chilvers | Comment?

Residents will today have received a parking consultation to canvass support for parking restrictions in these three roads.  Cllr Kendall and I have done what we can and responded to resident concerns over commuter parking by pushing for a consultation – it’s over to you now and we won’t push you any particular way but we are happy to take questions on all the options!

The options are:

1. residents parking – which means you will need to buy an annual parking permit for £34 and visitor permits for tradesmen, friends etc.

2. a single yellow line preventing parking for an hour or two each day (but remember this also applies to you, and you would have to move your car)

3. double yellow lines – no parking at any time.

 

Consider the options carefully and please respond – or you could get what you don’t want by default!

Planning recommendations week ending 28 March 2014

March 28th, 2014 by Cllr Karen Chilvers | Comment?

Nothing for #BrentwoodWest this week folks!

Parking issues: Honeypot Lane, Kavanaghs Road and surrounding areas

March 25th, 2014 by Cllr Karen Chilvers | 12 Comments

honeypot laneThere have been parking issues in Honeypot Lane and Kavanaghs Road for a little while, first of all due to the builders of The Beeches deciding to park in these roads and, most recently, the decision of BT to hire out some of their office space but without parking spaces.  Of course, people have been parking in the nearest legal places they could.

Cllr David Kendall has, as county councillor, been trying to get an answer out of the Tory lead councillor on Highways, Cllr Keith Parker.  Well, after a lack of response for months and months, we had a response today after Cllr Kendall followed it up yet again to which David said: “He hasn’t spoken to me about it as the County Councillor and he hasn’t consulted Cllr Karen Chilvers or Cllr Nigel Clarke the other two ward Borough councillors for Brentwood West. I think the only reason he has said anything to me is because I’ve chased him again”:

The decision re Honeypot Lane has been made taking into account the reply’s to the consultation, to put in a residents parking scheme which will include double yellow lines in the appropriate places I expect the residents to be advised shortly and to be given the standard time for objections.
Re the Terlings and surrounding roads that is in the process of going out to consultation and the residents will be in receipt of the paperwork shortly. – Cllr Keith Parker (man in charge of the highways budget)
So, officers will now draw up a plan that will show the resident zones and the no parking areas.  However, residents should note that this no parking will also apply to them and their visitors who will be unable to park at any time and also that there is a cost to resident permits and visitor permits.  At this time, we have no idea what this is and I would expect you will find out before me as Cllr Parker refuses to include me in any of his correspondence.  If we can help, feel free to contact us.
Finally, some residents have questioned David and me as to why we haven’t been to meetings or photo calls – that’s because we weren’t invited!

Contacting the local police

March 24th, 2014 by Cllr Karen Chilvers | Comment?

Recently, we had a meeting with the Rollason Chase community group and we had an update from the local Community Support Officers.  I am pleased to say that they left us with a number to call in case we need them and I am sharing it with everyone tonight so you can put it in your phone:

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07896 871 008

Planning recommendations week ending 21 March 2014

March 24th, 2014 by Cllr Karen Chilvers | Comment?

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In #Brentwoodwest this week there is an applications in Westbury Road

Please note these are NOT yet decisions – I am able to refer to planning committee now.

51 Westbury Road  - PROPOSED CONVERSION OF GARAGE AND REAR EXTENSION

Recommended for APPROVAL

If you have any issues with the above officer recommendations then please get in touch with me as soon as possible. The deadline for referral is midday on Monday 31 March 2014 to refer the above item to the Planning Committee for further discussion.

For more information on the planning process, please see my advice here.

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