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On election night I made a speech when I won my seat back an the Gazette carried it thus: “One thing I would like to say is that politics needs to be better. We all need to clean up our act not try and scare the public. Democracy would be better for that.” Read the […]

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Where’s my polling station? Where can I vote for Karen?

by Cllr Karen Chilvers on 17 April, 2016

So, it’s nearly time to vote for me (please)! If you don’t know where to vote on Thursday 5th 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) […]

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Protecting your community

by Cllr Karen Chilvers on 12 March, 2016

On Monday, I am delighted to say that I have successfully worked with local residents to attempt to protect three specific areas by making them community assets.  They are: Land off Honeypot Lane La Plata Wood Wharf Road/Rollason Way Green   I am delighted that so many people are taking care of their local assets […]

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Conservatives bend the truth once again

by Cllr Karen Chilvers on 24 February, 2016

For six weeks now, we have been trying to ascertain how the Honeypot Lane site came to be listed as a “preferred development site” in the Local Development Plan (LDP) and residents have constantly been told that it was discussed cross-party at the LDP working group. Now, one of our members on the LDP group […]

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Brentwood in the next 20 years….

by Cllr Karen Chilvers on 14 February, 2016

If you want to have your say in the development plan for Brentwood between now and 2037 then it is time to have your say. The Conservative Government has decreed that we need to build 5,500 homes in this time.  Now, I have made it clear that, on behalf of the majority of residents in […]

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Honeypot Lane/Weald Road/Homesteads: Tory development plan revealed

by Cllr Karen Chilvers on 14 January, 2016

So this is where the Conservatives want to build between 150 – 250 homes (or maybe as many as 300) right beside Honeypot Lane, in a piece of land up to the A12 and neighbouring the Homesteads and Weald Road. It’s funny, because in 2012 I reported this to local residents and they told me […]

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Planning applications 28 September to 9 October

by Cllr Karen Chilvers on 9 October, 2015

  The following applications are currently “pending consideration”. Demolition of former print works and redevelopment to provide a mixed use development comprising 3 x retail/ commercial units at ground floor level and 5 residential units (3 x 1 bed and 2 x 2 bed units), communal amenity space and associated works. 17 – 19 Kings Road […]

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The only way is up!

by Cllr Karen Chilvers on 9 May, 2015

Well, I’ve had better election weekends (2007, 2012 and 2014) and I have had worse ones (2008 and, oh goodness, 2011) but, here I still am…fighting for what’s right, fighting for fairness and fighting for Brentwood West residents. So, we don’t have Alison Fulcher as new Brentwood West councillor, that’s a terrible shame.  This lady […]

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TWO VOTES – use them wisely!

by Cllr Karen Chilvers on 4 May, 2015

#BrentwoodWest – you have two completely separate votes on Thursday – one for a Brentwood West councillor and one for the MP who will represent Brentwood and Ongar.  This is how it works: – You have ONE vote to choose your MP.  It’s a white paper which lists six candidates.  They are listed here. Some […]

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Planning recommendations week ending 10 April 2015

by Cllr Karen Chilvers on 13 April, 2015

  In #Brentwoodwest this week there are recommendations in Hillside Walk and London Road. Please note THESE ARE NOT yet decisions – I am able to refer to planning committee now. 5 Hillside Walk: FIRST FLOOR SIDE EXTENSION. Recommended for APPROVAL Tesco, 6 London Road: CREATION OF A DEDICATED ENCLOSED STORAGE AREA WITHIN EXISTING COMPOUND TO SIDE OF SITE; REPLACEMENT OF EXISTING […]

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