Our latest newsletter has started to hit doorsteps across Sudbury. It sets out what we’ve been doing to deliver on our ‘Five Pledges’ made to residents back in May 2018 – delivering investment in the ward, including pavements; supporting our most vulnerable residents; and making Sudbury cleaner, greener and safer. More still needs do be done, and we look forward to working with residents to continue improving our area in the coming months and years.
Starting from Saturday 9th October, we will now be holding a drop-in surgery on the second Saturday of every month (except August) at the Barham Village Residents’ Association (BVRA) community centre, 737 Harrow Road (next to Tesco Express), Sudbury, HA0 2LL.
We’re pleased to confirm that the developer has today (19 May) withdrawn the application to develop on 776 and 778 Harrow Road, near Barham Park. This follows detailed objections submitted by Sudbury Councillors and residents.
As noted in a previous post, for quite some time we’ve been working closely with residents in and around Sudbury Avenue to fight off a developer’s proposal to build a 5G telephone mast in green space in Vale Farm – a wholly unsuitable location for a development of this kind. Following an appeal by the developer, we are pleased to confirm the planning inspector has now rejected this application and supported Brent Council’s original decision to reject the appeal.
Residents have been in touch about two recent planning applications in Sudbury : one developing the cottages near Barham Park (pictured) and another an appeal by Pocket Living to the Planning Inspector, asking them to overturn Brent Council’s Planning Committee’s original decision to reject their application to build one-bedroom flats near Sudbury Town station. In response to these concerns we have written detailed representations on behalf of residents about these applications, supporting objections. You can find these in this post.
The Sudbury Town Residents Association (STRA) had its AGM on 29th May, where plans to deliver a ‘cleaner, greener, safer Sudbury’ featured strongly at the meeting. We have taken many of these issues raised up with the Council and other relevant decision-makers.
The Barham Village Residents’ Association (BVRA) recently held its Annual General Meeting (AGM), which we attended. Leaseholder rights came up as a key issue at the meeting and we’ll be supporting residents further in taking this up with managing agents.