Archive for the ‘South Weald Road’ Category

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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Planning recommendations week ending 15th August 2014

by Cllr Karen Chilvers on August 21, 2014

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 […]

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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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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 7 March 2014

by Cllr Karen Chilvers on March 8, 2014

In #Brentwoodwest this week there are applications in La Plata Grove and South Weald Road: Please note these are NOT yet decisions – I am able to refer to planning committee now. 24 La Plata Grove - VARIATION OF CONDITION 4 (APPROVED PLANS) OF APPLICATION 10/00664/FUL (PART TWO-STOREY PART SINGLE STOREY SIDE AND REAR EXTENSION, SINGLE STOREY EXTENSION […]

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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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Homesteads planning application debacle

by Cllr Karen Chilvers on December 8, 2013

I’m not sure exactly what happened, but the Homesteads (15-17 South Weald Road) ended up back on the agenda last week to clarify the reasons for refusal. Allegedly, and I am still waiting for full clarification, this had come about because a councillor had broken the protocol and discussed the refusal reasons with residents, thereby […]

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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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