2 Berther Road:

The application for a single storey rear and side extension on ground floor and Change of use of first floor to A4 use class (Drinking establishments) was refused by the Council on 7 July. Now a new, similar, application has been submitted for Change of use of first floor to mixed use A3/A4 use class (Restaurant/Cafe and Drinking establishment) and also includes a single storey rear infill extension and part demolition of rear store and erection of entrance porch. We have received a request from the Havering Residents’ Assn. to help them object. We had previously objected to the new application and gave the HRA a copy of our letter of objection to help them.

68 Nelmes Way:

Application for outline planning permission for demolition of the existing residential unit and erection of 4 new residential units. We have not been contacted by any local resident and have not objected, but RR has queried the application. The Council’s decision was due on 29 December but has still not been decided.

13 Burntwood Avenue (The former Convent):

The application for Outline Planning permission for the erection of 5 dwellings and an access road was refused by the Council on 6 October and an appeal was lodged on 28 November. We have reiterated our objection to the Planning Inspectorate, although we have not been informed by the Council of the appeal. No date yet for a site visit.


65 Wingletye Lane:

(The fish & chip shop). A new application submitted for Internal alterations as a mixed use takeaway and restaurant(A3/A5). New shopfront and canopy. We have objected to the proposal for 40 covers (and provided with our objection a schedule of standards, showing that 40 covers are impractical).


155 and 155a Wingletye Lane:

The Councillors have queried whether the new property and conversion of the existing property are being undertaken in accordance with planning permission. The Enforcement dept. are monitoring it.


Proposed new zebra crossing in Squirrels Heath Road:

The Council are consulting on a proposed raised zebra crossing in Squirrels Heath Road, where there used to be a lollipop lady, for pupils going to Ardleigh Green School. It also involves making Kingsley Gardens and Ashlyn Grove one-way. Some local residents are objecting, particularly residents of Haynes Road, where there will be an increase in traffic, and there is a petition against it in the fish & chip shop.

Grass verges:

We have had several complaints regarding the considerable damage to the grass verges caused by lorries and, particularly, cranes driving over them to access (the many) building sites in the area. We have contacted the Council asking them to compel the contractors to make good the verges, and also to enforce hours of working (work seems to continue on Saturday afternoons and all day on Sundays, contravening planning permissions) and to control noise from radios, etc. We await a reply from the Council.


Imperial Motors: They appear to have taken over the former Vantis building on the other side of Wykeham Avenue and put up a very large sign on the flank wall. The Councillors have been in touch with the Enforcement Dept. about this and other matters and they are currently investigating.

Published on: 7 February 2018