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RASH (Residents Against Skip Hire) was formed in 2007 to organise opposition to Colchester Skip Hire’s expansion plans at the site on Packards Lane. At the request of our mailing list we expanded our activities to oppose the Birch Airfield Composting Services proposal for green waste composting at Fairfields Farm.
Essex County Council has sent out notification of Birch Airfield Services Ltd resubmission of their Planning Application for the land at Fairfields Farm on Fordham Road, which appears much the same as the previous application which was refused. The application is described as “change of use of land from agricultural to composting of green waste”.
Further details are at the Colchester Borough Council website.
The location, operating hours, size of the working area and buildings remain very much the same. Also the noise, light and prevailing winds seem not to have been considered, nor their adverse effects on local residents. The size of the proposal will allow for a capacity of what was originally proposed and refused. It is likely that if this proposal is accepted the amount of lorry movements will increase as it has with Colchester Skip Hire.
It is also worth mentioning that Birch Airfield Composting started off with a similar facility at Birch Airfield; they are now proposing to build a covered facility with a microgeneration plant. This application is being strongly resisted by the local residents.
Some summary details about the Application:
- Change of use of land for a 2.75 hectare site (6.8 acres).
- Site to be enclosed by 2.4 meter green chain mesh fence.
- Installation of a weighbridge.
- Installation of a building for offices and staff amenities.
- Creation of a pond for collection of liquid.
- Moving of Public Right of Way.
- Shredding and maturation of green waste.
- To bring in up to 8,000 tonnes of green waste each year primarily from Colchester Borough Council’s Shrub End depot.
- Green waste to be put through an industrial shredder.
- Composted material put through trammel screener.
- The resultant noise created by this machinery is not described in detail.
- Composted material created to be used on surrounding farmland.
- Site operating hours 07.30 to 17.30 Monday to Friday, 08.00 to 16.00 Saturdays and 08.00 to 13.00 on Sundays.
- Up to 6 HGV vehicle movements per day, so up to 42 per week.
- Articulated lorries and Roro trains (lorries carrying several roll on / roll off waste containers).
- Traffic to come from A1124 through the villages of Eight Ash Green and Fordham.
3-7 Uxbridge Road W7 3PX (former Henry Paul Funeral Directors)
A REVISED planning application for this site has been submitted by A2Dominion to Ealing Council Planning Services for this site at the gateway to Hanwell from Ealing.
The site comprises the three houses at the east end of this Edwardian Terrace of nine houses fronting onto the Uxbridge Road, with Shirley Gardens to the east of the end house in the terrace. The properties were built between 1890 and 1910 when they first appear in the Ordnance Survey maps.
The revised application by the land owners A2Dominion, a Housing Association, is to demolish nos. 3-7 Uxbridge Road and for the erection of a three-storey block comprising 11x residential flats (5x one bedroom, 5x two bedroom, and 1x two bedroom wheelchair accessible unit) for affordable housing, together with associated landscaping and a single car parking space for the wheelchair accessible unit.
Plans can be views at http://www.pam.ealing.gov.uk/portal/servlets/ApplicationSearchServlet and keying in Planning Reference Number P/2010/5088
Local residents are OPPOSED to the demolition of the three Edwardian houses and to the proposed development of the three storey block of 11 units (5 one bed units, 5 two bedroom units and one two bedroom unit with wheelchair access) on the following grounds:
Existing three Edwardian terrace houses
•Residents want to see at least the frontages of the existing buildings saved
•These houses are big enough to be brought up to current standards of sustainability to provide three homes for large families in need of social housing for which there is an urgent need in LBE
•Alternatively, the houses could be converted into six large flats, and perhaps more with sympathetic extensions at the rear
Proposed three storey block of 11 flats
•We believe that the increased and excessive scale, bulk, massing and footprint of the main block of flats, is overpowering in the perspective of the adjacent housing, and would cause unacceptable, detrimental visual harm to the architectural heritage and character of the surrounding area, and to the visual amenity of neighbours and residents in the wider locality
•The high density approach to maximising housing on the site is inappropriate for this area. Shirley Gardens, and the adjacent Edwardian terrace is predominantly two storey, Victorian/Edwardian family housing with perhaps additional habitable rooms in the roof space
•The flat roof to the main block is unsympathetic to the pitched roofs of the adjacent Edwardian terrace and the Victorian housing in Shirley Gardens
•The three storey ‘transition’ building jars with the Edwardian house to which it is attached and the windows are out of line with those in the terrace
•The use of zinc roofing for the transition building and the rear elevations of the main block is unsympathetic to the pitched slated or tiled roofs of the neighbouring housing stock
•The proposed room sizes are close to the present minimums in the adopted Unitary Development Plan (UDP – this is the policy which guides Ealing Council’s land development strategy) and should be more generous for modern living and to satisfy minimum habitable room sizes in the near future
•There is insufficient garden/amenity space for the adults in the units on the first/second floors, let alone the children; they will have to travel some distance to get to their nearest park
Loss of daylight, sunlight and privacy of neighbours
•The windows of habitable rooms in the side of the building on Shirley Gardens would have a negative impact on the privacy of Shirley Court residents; they would now be overlooked when they have not been previously whilst the building has been in use as a Funeral Directors
•When the sun is low in the sky the new build would overshadow gardens backing onto the site and the homes of residents in Shirley Court
Traffic and parking issues
•Developers would usually be expected to allow a minimum of half a parking space for every two bed unit in social rented housing, indicating that there is a potential minimum of three cars for this block. The developers are providing one space for the wheelchair user. This is inadequate and an underestimate of what is required for a potential of 22 adults in the 11 units
Planning application NBB/10CC070 - Background to the application:- Higham Lane School cannot provide adequately for all the students approximately 1230 children at a lunchtime even with the new canteen facility.
The proposal - four areas of the old rear garden will be transformed with new all weather flooring but no protection from the elements to seat an undetermined number of students for eating due to a lack of canteen provision.
1) All the 1230 students should be entitled to seating for the purpose of eating food in an environment that is weather proof can be kept free of litter and vermin and can be cleaned easily.
2) Rubbish and Waste; The application does not include extra waste provision or storage on the four areas even though some areas are already in use.
3) Vermin - Picnic areas provide a place for vermin to eat and the areas will need regular sweeping to clear food debre. The numerous small buildings along site A will provide housing vermin and the pond water. This will potentially increase vermin in the adjacent properties also.
4) Security - The hedge boundary and small rustic intermittant post and rail fencing is likely to be insufficient security fencing for the proposal and must be reviewed under the Policy Env 21." The design of a development should encourage a high level of personal and community safety."
5) Noise - Although residents on Brookdale Road can hear indistinctly the children in the playground they will be encouraged onto the boundaries of our private properties resulting in an increased and intrusive volume of noise.
6) Opening Hours - The school is a community facility open till late in the evening, but accepts no responsibity for how this area is used or who it may attract onto the property after school opening hours.
7) Vandalism - Brookdale Road residents have experienced snooker balls, rubble and rotten fruit thrown into their gardens from the school site sometimes causing damage to the properties and would prefer the school not to provide a platform in the form of tables for this type of behaviour.
8) Drainage - Brookdale Road residents at the bottom of the hill already end up with surface water and sometimes sewage when the drainage system cannot cope at the school as happened last year. More water from increased hardstanding using the SUDS system is not welcome.
9) Consultation - Area D is the largest of the areas and adjacent to the Tennis courts that are used for other sports i.e. Netball. Seating in this area may lead to other developments that should be discussed with residents seperately before being allowed to happen.
10) This consultation does not does not provide local resident without online access a means to inspect the proposal.
The building at 44 Cleveland Street in Fitzrovia (near London's Telecom Tower) is the best preserved Georgian workhouse in central London. Originally built on fields in 1775, it has been used for the care of elderly and sick Londoners ever since. It had been the Outpatients' Department of the Middlesex Hospital for many years when it was closed in 2006.
The building stands pretty much unchanged since Georgian times, and it is a rare living testimony to those bleak institutions as a whole, rich in architectural as well as historical interest.
Since the closure and destruction of the Middlesex Hospital (to the south-west) complete demolition and redevelopment of this former workhouse has also been proposed: the building in the new plans is yet another very large development of expensive flats quite out of character with the surroundings. A planning application has already been submitted and the decision in favour or against is imminent, and so potentially is its demolition.
Time is really upon us all to save this Georgian building. For too long it has been overlooked and judged only on the basis of its functionality. Its aesthetic is austere and rigorous and yet it sits extremely well between the elegant neighbouring period properties, and its ties with social and medical history are extraordinary, making it a London landmark.
Recent research also links the workhouse as the likely inspiration for Charles Dickens Oliver Twist, as it has been discovered that the famous author lived only a few doors away. Dr Joseph Rogers, a friend of Dickens, worked at the workhouse for many years, and his work was responsible for key reforms of the time.
Virtually every other Georgian property in the country has already been listed, on the basis that - no matter what the aesthetic represented - the age of the building and the fact that Georgian properties are in percentage rare are sufficient elements to grant preservation. Justice needs to be done!
Find out more information about our petition and the campaign to save the building via the following links:
Cleveland Street Workhouse - www.clevelandstreetworkhouse.org
The Georgian Group
Camden Planning Application Ref 2010/2205/P
Camden Planning Application Ref 2010/2209/C
The Times - Public Letter asking for building to be saved
Dobson's statement on workhouse published in the Times
The Times - Activist response to Dobson statement
Westminster Councillor Support
Georgian Group - Impressive groundswell of support
Dr Richardson - Joesph Rogers and the reform of workhouse medicine
CNJ - Dobson seeks demolition
University of London - Georgian workhouse under threat
West End Extra - Workhouse is just as it should be
Powerful letter written by SAVE Britain's Heritage
This online petition has been set up to enable the local residents of Bow to publicly voice their objection to the appeal to the Secretary of State by Durkan Ltd regarding the refused planning permission to build a 3-6 storey development on the GunWharf site Bow.
The Signature will be sent to the secretary of state as part of the submission of further objections and is to show the communities continued objection to this development. More details can be found at http://www.gunwharf.wordpress.com
ORANGE TRY AGAIN to put up a 20m high phone mast off Guardian Road near to the NELM Kids Play Park, Henderson Green Primary School, Business Centre, Care Home, Community Hospital and residential housing estates.
Orange's last application was refused after hundreds of residents objected but ORANGE are now trying again!
PLEASE HELP US STOP THEM THIS SECOND TIME!
Please consider signing our petition and if you can
!! PLEASE EMAIL / WRITE A LETTER OF OBJECTION!!!
Signing the petition is helpful, thank you. Writing / emailing a letter of objection carries much more weight in the planning decision so please help in this way if you can, thank you.
Please object by quoting 09/00326/FT and writing to Elizabeth Franklin, Planner, Planning Services, Norwich City Council, City Hall, Norwich, NR2 1NH or
email objections to email@example.com quoting 09/00326/FT
PHONE MASTS HAVE NOT BEEN PROVED SAFE AND COULD POTENTIALLY BE HARMFUL! THEY ARE ALSO UGLY TO SEE AND MANY DO NOT WANT TO BE FORCED TO LIVE, WORK OR PLAY NEAR THEM.
CAN YOU HELP WITH THE CAMPAIGN?
We need help to spread the word and build support. Please tell others and if you can offer a little time to help. Please contact the campaign organisers at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for your support!
You may be aware that the council has received a planning application to redevelop the site by Clapham Junction Station to provide residential and commercial uses and a new station entrance.
I personally welcome this development as it includes two new station buildings (on both sides of Clapham Junction Station) complete with ticket halls, escalators, lifts but also new shops, medical centre and a cinema (much needed).
However, the new proposal includes also the construction of 2 towers of 42 storey. Can you picture out the HSBC and City Group towers in Canary Wharf ? This is what is going to be build on top of the train station.
In addition to erect sky-scrappers style building (the other constructions will be 3 storeys), the shape and colour (blue and yellow) of the 2 buildings are eyesores amongst the old brick construction and Victorian houses of the area, which include conservation area with Arding&Hobbes (now Debenhams), the Grant, the former City Hall…etc.
We have now released a website that will be used to publish regular news and comments about the planning proposal:
This website will be updated on a regular basis with new articles, analysis and agenda of meetings and events.
Unit 7 Nightclub in Cable Street Studios, Limehouse, London is a independently run, dance music oriented venue which in two and a half years has gone from a derelict warehouse space running occasional parties to one of London's most promising venues, with high quality well organized events running every weekend.
Unit 7 provides London with a much needed space for it's clubbing community and a focal point for London's clubbing scene, which until recently was considered one of the best in the world, something it is in serious danger of losing due to the closure of many of London's successful nightclubs.
Our current situation is that Unit 7 must prove to the council that our venue is suitable for the local area and our existence is supported by the residents of the local community, the borough and the city at large, before they will grant us planning permission and we can re-open.
This petition is a part of the evidence we will present to the council in our application, your support could be vital to our survival so please take care to provide as much information as possible.
The Unit 7 Team
Whether you blame the arrival of the Hamptons development for the increased traffic problems on Central Road or not, the fact remains that these problems exist and will not be alleviated by the addition of a likely 343 new residents with accompanying vehicles on the site.
We are worried that already over-stretched GP provision will struggle, and may have an impact on other local services.
This is a petition to oppose the planning application for DER/02/08/00289/PRI to erect offices on the site adjacent to 5-7 St Marys Gate Derby
This would result in the loss of trees in this conservation area opposite the cathedral.
Visit Facebook Group Stop Tearing Down Trees in Derby to see pictures and support for this petition.
You have until 21st May 2008 to oppose this application.
Please DO EMAIL your views to
IT WILL make a difference
Details for planning application from link below:
Planning application 31C169C/TR/EIA/ECON for development of land at Ty Mawr, Llanfairpwll, Anglesey is a departure from the Anglesey UDP. The UDP was stopped in December 2005 but still has legal status.
The application site is adjacent to an area of outstanding natural beauty.
The proposals for retail, leisure, offices and community uses are against planning policy and the additional created traffic generation adjacent to Britannia Bridge could lead to traffic chaos.
We believe the proposed "uses" would be better sited in existing centres, such as, for instance, Llangefni which would reinforce existing employment and stimulate further regeneration and investment in Llangefni.
The behaviour of The Welsh Assembly Government and Anglesey Councils pre-supposes that "there are no other suitable sites on the Island" which is clearly not the case.
There are four candidate sites for employment in Anglesey; Ty Mawr Llanfairpwll is only one of them but conveniently the ownership is controlled by The Welsh Assembly Government.
Anglesey Council should firstly have a fully agreed planning strategy for Llangefni on its own and conduct and island wide survey of local taxpayers views before considering large-scale planning applications that will undoubtedly impact Llangefni in terms of jobs, fabric and its future role as County Town of Anglesey.
Welcome to the Earlham Mast Fight campaign.
!!HELP STOP THE ORANGE 20M MAST OFF GUARDIAN ROAD!! (Planning Application 09/00326/FT)
Together we successfully stopped the 02 mast and Orange's mast (planning application 08/01106/FT).
!!PLEASE HELP US STOP ORANGE AGAIN!!
Contact the organisers at email@example.com
MANY THANKS TO ALL THE SUPPORTERS
Save our Southend was set up to ensure professional soccer remains in Southend. The planning application to add to Southend's amenities, around a focal point of a new Stadium, together with a leisure and Hotel development on the Fossetts Farm Site, should be fully supported.