Planning recommendations week ending 19th September 2014

September 19th, 2014 by Cllr Karen Chilvers | Comment?

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In #Brentwoodwest this week there is an application in West Park Hill:

Please note THIS IS NOT yet a decisions – I am able to refer to planning committee now.

18 West Park Hill: SINGLE STOREY REAR EXTENSION.

Recommended for APPROVAL

If you have any issues with the above officer recommendation then please get in touch with me as soon as possible. The deadline for referral is midday on Monday 29 September 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.

UPDATE: Tower Hill/Weald Road and “Shame on Cllr Chilvers”

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

Well, that told me for daring to bring resident concerns to committee for debate and discussion.

For over four years, I have tried to get maintenance for the Tower Hill/Weald Road alleyway.  I’ve even cleared it myself with former Cllr Nigel Clarke, and Cllr John Newberry has been down there to tidy it up recently.

This can’t go on – it needs resolution not short term fixes and so I referred it to committee for discussion and decision so my residents could, at the very least, know whether they are responsible or not.  Rather than a good debate, this caused Cllr Paul Farragher to throw a big old Tory hissy fit and accuse me of all sorts from hypocrisy to “shameful behaviour”. My crime? Bringing it to committee…priceless!

I invite you to watch from 1h20m to watch John talking about the area, Cllr Russell backing us up and then Cllr Farragher’s attack.

WEBCAST RE TOWER HILL

It won’t deter me, we will keep trying to find a resolution whether it is good or bad so we know where we are.

Oh, and I will keep referring things to committee if that needs to happen…….that’s why we are there!

Westwood Avenue

September 16th, 2014 by Cllr Karen Chilvers | Comment?

The speed survey will take place in Westwood Avenue at the end of September/beginning of October!

Tower Hill/Weald Road alleyway

September 16th, 2014 by Cllr Karen Chilvers | Comment?

Just to report that this was discussed at committee tonight – there is still a lot of confusion about its ownership but the matter is being referred to Asset Committee for further investigation.

Planning recommendations week ending 12 September 2014

September 16th, 2014 by Cllr Karen Chilvers | Comment?

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In #Brentwoodwest this week there are applications in Hill Road, London Road and High Street.

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

20 Hill Road: PART SINGLE STOREY, PART TWO STOREY EXTENSIONS TO THE SIDE AND REAR, SINGLE STOREY FRONT EXTENSION AND ALTERATIONS TO ROOF INCLUDING RAISING OF RIDGE HEIGHT BY 500MM.

Recommended for APPROVAL

Tesco, 6 London Road: CLICK AND COLLECT FACILITY WITHIN CAR PARK AND ASSOCIATED WORKS TO INCLUDE REMOVAL OF CAR WASH.

 

Recommended for APPROVAL

Tesco, 6 London Road: THREE NON ILLUMINATED FASCIA SIGNS TO CLICK AND COLLECT FACILITY

Recommended for APPROVAL

134 High Street: DEMOLITION OF EXISTING DETACHED BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION OF NEW THREE STOREY BUILDING CONTAINING SIX FLATS.

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 22 September 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.

Planning recommendations week ending 15th August 2014

August 21st, 2014 by Cllr Karen Chilvers | Comment?

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In #Brentwoodwest this week there is an application in South Weald Road:

Please note this is NOT yet a decision – I am able to refer to planning committee now.

26 South Weald Road: DEMOLISH EXISTING GARAGE AND CONSTRUCTION OF TWO STOREY SIDE EXTENSION AND SINGLE STOREY 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 Tuesday 26 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.

Planning recommendations week ending 8th August 2014

August 9th, 2014 by Cllr Karen Chilvers | Comment?

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In #Brentwoodwest this week there are applications in High Street and Hillside Walk:

Please note this is NOT yet a decision – I am able to refer to planning committee now.

11 Hillside Walk: DEMOLITION OF EXISTING BUNGALOW, CONSTRUCTION OF NEW DWELLINGHOUSE, AND FORMATION OF REVISED VEHICLE ACCESS FROM HIGHWAY.

149C – 151 High Street: DEMOLITION OF EXISTING BUNGALOW, CONSTRUCTION OF NEW DWELLINGHOUSE, AND FORMATION OF REVISED VEHICLE ACCESS FROM HIGHWAY.

 

 

Recommended for REFUSAL

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 18 August 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.

William Hunter Way – it’s OVER TO YOU!

August 7th, 2014 by Cllr Karen Chilvers | Comment?

Many residents are concerned that they will again be told what’s going in William Hunter Way without any choice.  Not so!

The Brentwood Accord held the second meeting of the William Hunter Way working group in the car park itself on Monday, and there’ll be another meeting next Monday at 6.30pm at the Town Hall to finalise the consultation paper.

Brentwood residents are invited to attend this meeting.

This consultation paper will go through every door in the borough for their thoughts, with weighting given to those who live closest to the site.  Music to the ears of those in Weald Road, Tower Hill, High Street and Sir Francis Way I’m sure!

Please participate – unlike the last administration The Brentwood Accord are listening!  Read more here.

 

 

Tesco Warley Hill – a little progress on the chaos

August 7th, 2014 by Cllr Karen Chilvers | Comment?

There’s been a lot going on behind the scenes on your behalf to improve things at Tesco and I was pleased to get this detailed email from County Cllr David Kendall and Cllr John Newberry after they met with Tesco earlier today on behalf of all residents in the area:

Proposals to be worked up by Tesco and SEPP (to improve the situation not solve it)
1) Double yellow lines to be installed from outside the front of the shop by the alleyway to the telegraph pole at the end of the low fence outside the first residential property after the shops. David spoke to the Angling shop and the Shutter shop owners and they are both supportive of the action being taken.
2) Two additional bollards to be installed on the pavement on the  Angling shop side of the store to stop shoppers using the pavement as an extra parking space.
3) Tesco to relocate the disabled parking bay from the rear of the car park to the space nearest the front of the car park.
4) Tesco to stop shoppers parking alongside the wall of the store and blocking cars in. This will be done by introducing a yellow cross hatch box which says space for deliveries only.
5) Tesco to talk to the owners of the car park at the rear of the Angling shop and the shutter shop with a view to leasing 6/7 of the spaces to give them more parking capacity for Tesco shoppers. The owners of the Angling shop and the Shutter shop own the car park and told David this morning they are up for having a discussion.
6)  Tesco to ensure that only their smallest delivery lorries servicing the store
7) SEPP to step up enforcement outside the shop at different times of the day and I’ve said that when the double yellow lines are installed we will get the press involved to help get the message across.
8) The parking survey in Hampden Crescent is going to  be undertaken by SEPP in September.
9) ECC to undertake a second pedestrian crossing survey further down the road to see if the numbers meet their criteria. This will be done in September.
There was general agreement all round that the above measures would help tackle some of the problems associated with the store but would not solve them all. It is going to take time to pull some of these things together but I would hope that if Tesco pay for the TRO and double yellow lines and the two bollards as they indicated we will soon be able to get them moving.

Not enough hours in the day!

August 2nd, 2014 by Cllr Karen Chilvers | Comment?

Limited edition Centenary candle

It’s fair to say it’s been a busy few weeks!  What I haven’t shared with regular readers of this blog is that, as part of The Brentwood Accord Administration, I am now chair of a committee – the Community Committee in fact.  Not a bad one – parks, fun and giveaways are on the agenda as well as lots of serious things.  As this is a cross-party administration, Brentwood First’s Cllr Mrs Jo Squirrell is my vice-chair.

  • One of the first things I did was try to ensure that organisations knew about community funding that could be accessed, you can read about it here.
  • I then made a significant change to the consultation for King George’s Park – up until now only Warley councillors have been consulted on matters in the park despite 8% of it being in Brentwood South and the residential part included!  That change was made as I moved that a long term strategy for the park is commenced, unanimously supported!
  • Thanks to a suggestion from Labour’s Cllr Julie Morrissey, I have arranged for the Town Hall lights to go out on Monday 4th August as part of the Royal British Legion’s WW1 Commemorations.
  • Arranged for the most appropriate people – Nurse Cllr Vicky Davies (Lib Dem) and radiographer Cllr Olivia Sanders (Conservative) to be the council’s representatives on the Brentwood Health & Wellbeing Board.
  • Got agreement for a borough wide bulletin to go out with all the latest news including details of the William Hunter Way consultation.

So, what you get with The Accord is the best of everyone and the worst of no-one, as you can see from the non -tribal way I am approaching my remit.

You can find out more about what The Accord are doing here.

 

 

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