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Another stop on the farewell tour

Only a few days left for me as a councillor – I’m not quite sure if my term ends when my replacement is announced on Friday, or if I’m technically still in office over the weekend – but I’ve been chatting with Jason…

Stepping down

Those of you in Colchester likely already know this, but let’s make it official: I won’t be standing for re-election to Colchester Borough Council this year, so my eight years on the Council will be coming to an end in May. It’s been…

Welcome to Essex

Before entering the county, please update your list of things that are not allowed in Essex to include artwork by Banksy and green tarmac. Please note that the ban on electric light after midnight remains in place. Thank you for visiting.

Latest Castle Ward planning applications

142469 & 142925: Variation of planning conditions, Greens Yard. 142583: Advertisement consent for new signage, Angel Court, High Street. 142868: Advertisement consent for rebranding, Crouch Street. 142890: Advertisement consent for new signs, High Street. 142913: Change of use to class A5 (hot food…

Latest Castle Ward planning applications

142128 – New one bedroom dwelling, Walters Yard 140344 – Listed building consent for painting window frames, East Hill 142440 and 142441 – Single story extension and garage, Maidenburgh Street 142462 – First floor extension and garage reconstruction, Carlisle Close 140527 – Change…

Latest Castle Ward planning applications

140021: Listed building consent for replacement signage, Head Street and Culver Street. 140046: Listed Building consent for signage, Head Street. 140218: Two-storey front extension, Kings Meadow Road. 140226: Change of use from A1 (Retail) to B1 (offices) on upper floor, Osborne Street. 140332…

Colchester Trees for Years 2014

Just to let you know that Colchester Council’s 2014 Trees For Years giveaway will be taking place on Saturday February 1st from 10am at Rowan House. Borough residents and community groups will be able to get free trees and shrubs from a variety…

Latest Castle Ward planning applications

It’s a new year, and so we have the first applications with a 14 at the start. 131463: New foot/cycle bridge, Castle Park. 132074: Listed building application to repair windows. 132799: Ground floor front extension, Causton Road. 135833: Listed building application for new…

Latest Castle Ward planning applications

Apologies for not updating these in far too long, but here are the latest applications for Castle Ward that are still open for public comments: 132174: Change of use from dental studio to flats, St Botolph’s Street. 132209 and 132210: Garden room at…

On Jumbo

As you may have heard by now, Colchester Borough Council’s Planning Committee voted last night to reject the latest proposal for Jumbo. I was at the meeting and spoke against the plans, so I’m glad the committee agreed with me, but I thought…

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