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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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Securing a future for Hopefield (we hope)

by Cllr Karen Chilvers on 16 January, 2015

@Hopefield_Essex I have called an urgent meeting of my Community Committee on Tuesday 27th January 2015 at 6.45pm with one agenda item – making Hopefield Animal Sanctuary a Community Asset.  It is a public meeting at the Town Hall so please come along and show your support for Hopefield and this important step in protecting […]

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Brentwood’s future: The most important consultation ever

by Cllr Karen Chilvers on 6 January, 2015

  Today is the launch of the Strategic Growth Options Consultation – it might sound dull but it really is something you should read, consider and engage with by completing THIS response paper. Listed in this consultation are all the sites to be considered for development because Brentwood Council is required to meet local housing needs. […]

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Stop trying to grab back gardens for housing PLEASE

by Cllr Karen Chilvers on 24 September, 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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The good-news-bad-news loop

by Cllr Karen Chilvers on 18 July, 2013

    Sometimes, I wonder why I do all this and then I have news like I have today…. Back in May, a #brentwoodwest resident contacted me about her housing situation.  It was clear that with two adult daughters and a grandchild on the way that she needed to move from the cramped flat she […]

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Brentwood Housing Survey

by Cllr Karen Chilvers on 16 May, 2013

So, there is going to be a Housing Survey – don’t miss your chance to tell the council what you think.  This is important and there’s a short window for responses! From the Council’s website: More than 5,000 Brentwood residents will be asked by Brentwood Borough Council to take part in a housing survey during […]

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