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William Hunter Way consultation – a reminder

by Cllr Karen Chilvers on October 12, 2014

  Over the weekend, each household will receive a letter addressed to whoever is on the council tax account about the William Hunter Way consultation and here’s why… On 1st September 2014, after the failure of the former Tory administration’s town centre development (along with eight wasted years and hundreds of thousands of pounds) the […]

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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 27 June 2014

by Cllr Karen Chilvers on July 3, 2014

APOLOGIES FOR THE LATENESS OF THIS POSTING… In #Brentwoodwest this week there are applications in Copper Beeches (Warley Hill), Hill Road and Vaughan Williams Way.  There is also some news about the planning application in South Weald Road. Please note these are NOT yet decisions – I am able to refer to planning committee now. 6 […]

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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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A BIG WIN for residents in #BrentwoodWest

by Cllr Karen Chilvers on November 6, 2013

  A very impressive resident-led campaign against back garden development in South Weald Road saw the planning application REFUSED last night! Around 100 residents armed with posters and FIFTY reasons to reject the application and two excellent speakers fighting their cause saw a unanimous decision to refuse the application to cram four huge houses in […]

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Homesteads: Conservation Area status

by Cllr Karen Chilvers on October 16, 2013

Some good news for residents of the Homesteads (specifically Hill Road, Hillside Walk and South Weald Road). At a residents meeting recently, it transpired that the centenary of the original estate was coming up and residents asked what criteria would qualify them for Conservation Area status. Well, I did some investigating and found that it […]

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Planning applications week ending 27th September 2013

by Cllr Karen Chilvers on September 28, 2013

In #Brentwoodwest this week there are applications in South Weald Road, Westway, Langley Drive and La Plata Grove. Please note these are NOT yet decisions – I am able to refer to planning committee now. 15 & 17 South Weald Road: Recommended for APPROVAL OUTLINE APPLICATION (ACCESS, LAYOUT AND SCALE) FOR CONSTRUCTION OF 4 NO. […]

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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 www.newbers4west.co.uk 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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