Cllr John Newberry, my superb ward colleague, was awesome last week when he spoke on the above planning application on behalf of Brentwood West, as was the exceptionally good speaker Laura Ngo, who spoke on residents’ behalf.
Another 45 flats here would be, as he said, squeezing a quart into a pint pot and the committee listened and voted AGAINST!
Time and time again,we tell developers that we can’t fit any more large numbers of people in to this area – although there were some parking spaces – one for every two flats – this doesn’t take into account the fact that these residents would have shopping delivered, medical visitors and, oh yes, friends and family.
There’s also quite real concerns about the limited access to properties in St James Road and Rollason Way.
My colleagues also spoke in some detail about the problems that carers have parking there and placing them in danger, supporting the residents and the sustainability of Brentwood.
It’s worth watching THIS bit of video, if not simply to see who is standing up for you but also for the classic piece of Tory living-in-a-fantasy world-nonsense spouted by new Tory councillor William Trump – apparently you should all just get on your bikes (not listening to the points made about visiting health professionals made by Cllr Morrissey!)
We will keep on fighting!