Environment & Highways 11th November 2021

Highlights of Environment & Highways Meeting on 11th November 2021

Environment

The Environment & Highways Committee of West Bergholt Parish Council met on 11th November 2021 with topics including:

  • Handymen dealing with activities such as fallen branch, to reviewing drainage issues,
  • Potential work on ponds,
  • Hopkins Home offer of land,
  • Orpen Hall trees, &
  • Parking in Colchester Road.
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Environment & Highways 9th September 2021

Highlights of Environment & Highways Meeting on 9th September 2021

Environment - butterfly on flower

The Environment & Highways Committee of West Bergholt Parish Council met on 9th September 2021 with topics including:

  • Handymen undertook activities from tree -trimming to churchyard-tending. Additional help required October – November. Their new vehicle is now in operation,
  • The Cherry trees at Orpen Hall are dying, what to do?
  • Environmental plan, volunteers needed to maintain ponds. Hall Road pond overgrown,
  • Problems & surveys on Colchester Road.
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Round 2 of Protest against NEEB Planning

Round 2 of opposition to NEEB
Residents show their opposition to the NEEB Application

Round 2 of Protest against NEEB Planning

Round 2 of the protest against NEEB Holdings Planning Application started yesterday and will come to a head tonight.  As a recap, just a few weeks ago CBC’s Planning Department  recommended approval of the application; this was despite the obvious opposition of local residents, Parish & Borough Councillors.

The CBC Planning Committee met on 5th July (as reported here) but deferred the application to the meeting taking place TONIGHT – 2nd August.

K Hunting & Cllr Butcher with petition
Mrs K Hunting & Cllr Brian Butcher with the petition

Protest Grows

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Protest against NEEB Planning Application

Protest against NEEB Planning APplication

Protest against NEEB Planning APplicationProtest against NEEB Planning Application!

Yesterday saw a number of residents take to the streets in protest against the NEEB Planning Application.  As you will know, this application does not conform to CBC’s emerging Local Plan nor West Bergholt’s Neighbourhood Plan currently undergoing Reg 14 Consultation.

Despite this, CBC’s own Planning Department recommends it be approved!

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NEEB Holdings Apply for Planning Permission

The two areas NEEB propose developing

The two areas NEEB propose developingNEEB Holdings Apply for Planning Permission

Residents urged to have their say by 19th April

As previously forewarned, NEEB Holdings Limited have now made two applications for planning permission for land adjacent to the brewery.  The detailed plans are available to view online.  Especially relevant, members of the public only have until 19th April to raise comments.k Continue reading “NEEB Holdings Apply for Planning Permission”

Surface Dressing After Easter

Surface Dressing After Easter

With Surface Dressing scheduled after Easter, we can expect disruption on the B1508 (Colchester Road) between Wormingford and Braiswick.   Due to the recent cold weather, though, this has now been postponed as work crews have been diverted elsewhere.  It is now probable that the work will be undertaken around 25th-28th April and will take place overnight.

Check the roadworks map on the village website nearer the time to track this project and check out any others that might be coming up.

What is Surface Dressing?

Essex Highways say:

Firstly we patch any potholes or other defects and make the surface level. Then crews spray the existing road surface with a coating of hot bitumen and cover it with stone chippings. We then roll the chippings into the bitumen to form a water-resistant protective layer; this makes the road less slippery and extends its life.

As soon as the bitumen has set, we sweep the road to remove loose chippings.  The nature of the treatment means there will be some loose chippings on the road surface until it beds down. 20mph speed limit temporary warning signs will be visible to alert drivers, as vehicles using the new surface help to embed the loose chippings. After about a week we return to the road and sweep up any chippings that have not been pressed into the bitumen; they will then add appropriate road markings.

 

Another Speculative Consultation – This Time From NEEB Holdings

NEEB Holdings LogoAnother Speculative Consultation

It seems West Bergholt is very much the place to want to be if you are a developer these days.  No sooner than we have put a strong and compelling case against Gladmans’ ‘consultation’ along comes another developer – NEEB Holdings / Carter Jonas.  As with Gladmans’ their proposals are to develop on green space, this time off Armoury & Colchester Roads. On their ‘consultation paper’ they say: Continue reading “Another Speculative Consultation – This Time From NEEB Holdings”