Issued: May 13, 2016
Parish council objects to additional gypsy site caravans
Plans for additional caravans on the Woodside gypsy site are being opposed by North Weald Bassett Parish Council.
Monday's parish council planning committee heard that a Government planning inspector, when an original application was approved, had stated no additional caravans could be based on the site.
Council chairman Cyril Hawkins said: "We had to accept the verdict from Bristol (the planning inspector's decision). Now we expect the man from Bristol (the inspector) to back his words."
A new planning application has been submitted for one additional static caravan and one additional touring caravan with two parking spaces, asecurity gate at the entrance - with brick pillars and walls - perimeter fence next to the boundary on the inside of existing hedges.
Parish councillors stated that the fence was already in place.
The parish council is objecting to the application highlighting the comments made by the inspector with regards to the original application.
Homes plan for garden centre
An outline planning application is set to be made for 16 homes at Happy Grow Garden Centre, Thornwood, parish councillors have been told.
Monday's planning committee was told a consultation leaflet has been delivered to some 350 homes in Thornwood and surrounding area.
Council praise for Camfaud offices
Work carried out on new offices at Camfaud Concrete Pump's offices in High Road, Thornwood, have been praised by North Weald Bassett Parish Council.
Councillor Dick Spearman highlighted the new-build work at Monday's planning committee meeting when he said: "It has been very, very well managed. It looks very nice and I think it should be recognised.
"I think it's a credit to them. I think they should be congratulated on doing a really nice, neat job."
Council chairman and vice-chairman re-elected
North Weald Bassett Parish Council has once again elected Cyril Hawkins as its chairman.
Councillor Alan Buckley was also re-elected as vice-chairman at Monday's annual council meeting.