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Homesteads – the stress continues

by Cllr Karen Chilvers on September 27, 2014

  Here we go again.   No sooner was the appeal against the decision made last November dropped, a new application went in.  This time, it is for “outline permission” so, basically the same thing as before but by stealth. We are waiting for an officer recommendation on this but residents can be assured that […]

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Not great news for The Homesteads…..

by Cllr Karen Chilvers on July 6, 2014

Last year, we defeated an application in South Weald Road that would have changed the face of this beautiful estate forever.  Despite the mass resident protest and a unanimous decision, the applicant has appealed the decision. Cllr John Newberry and I will be standing shoulder-to-shoulder with residents in an effort to have this appeal dismissed. […]

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Planning recommendations week ending 13 June 2014

by Cllr Karen Chilvers on June 15, 2014

In #Brentwoodwest this week there are applications in Brook Road, St James Road and West Way. Please note these are NOT yet decisions – I am able to refer to planning committee now.   8 Brook Road: HIP TO GABLE ROOF AND VELUX ROOF LIGHTS Recommended for APPROVAL 31 St James Road: DEMOLITION OF EXISTING GARAGE AND CONSTRUCTION […]

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Where’s my polling station?

by Cllr Karen Chilvers on May 16, 2014

So, it’s nearly time to vote! If you don’t know where to vote on Thursday 22nd May, here’s my guide: There are four polling stations in Brentwood West, they will be on your polling card, but just in case, here’s a map for each: Victoria Court, Victoria Road (Polling card numbers starting CA) Holly Trees […]

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Planning recommendations week ending 14 February 2014

by Cllr Karen Chilvers on February 19, 2014

In #Brentwoodwest this week there is an applications in Brook Road.  Apologies for the delay but the council website has been down. Please note these are NOT yet decisions – I am able to refer to planning committee now. 6 Brook Road - CONSTRUCTION OF A PART TWO/SINGLE STOREY SIDE/REAR EXTENSION; INCREASE IN RIDGE HEIGHT AND DORMERS […]

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    Cast your mind back to Friday 1st October 2012, I was there on a cold, rainy morning at 9am with a council officer and my ward colleagues discussing a number of things following us saving Cromwell Road Play Area from the hands of greedy developers. It was a good meeting – we were […]

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Stop trying to grab back gardens for housing PLEASE

by Cllr Karen Chilvers on September 24, 2013

  Not for the first time, #BrentwoodWest residents find themselves fighting to stop someone shoehorning in houses into a back garden.  I have seen these applications fail in Westwood Avenue, Crescent Road and Western Avenue and now, hopefully, this one in South Weald Road will also fail.  Four houses shoved down the back of a […]

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Vote 2014: Delighted to announce….

by Cllr Karen Chilvers on September 3, 2013

….that John Newberry (AKA Newbers) will be Brentwood West’s Liberal Democrat candidate for 2014. You can read all about John on his new website and follow him on twitter @Newbers4West. I am very excited about the prospect of John joining me as councillor for Brentwood West next year and, those of you that have […]

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Keeping you updated

by Cllr Karen Chilvers on September 1, 2013

Want news about your road or area straight to your inbox? Many #brentwoodwest residents are receiving relevant news on a regular basis when there is a planning application, proposed parking restrictions or something they need to know about their local area.  How? Simples!  They have just signed up to my newsletter – no spam, minimal […]

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Parking – simples?

by Cllr Karen Chilvers on April 22, 2013

I still recall those heady days when Brenwood Council was in charge of its own destiny, when we could get things done for residents without playing dodge the pothole, when we had some sort of control over our parking. It’s a different story these days, now the Tories have sold off the entire contents of […]

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