Dogs Are Not Just For Christmas

Notoriously dogs are abandoned in their droves during the post-Christmas period when the realities of keeping a dog as a pet dawn on people in the new year, but this Christmas period has brought some good news for at least some dogs.

The government in it’s uncommon wisdom has for a second and we hope final time refused permission for the Kennels site to be turned into a unsightly housing estate of low-rise low-quality chicken-hutch come houses. More details will be published as they become available, in the meantime, please raise an extra glass of Christmas Eggnog in celebration and cheer that at least the kennels dogs will not be made homeless.

K’nel!

I’m not going waste more words than I have to on this one. The applicant for the Kennels development is appealing to the Government Havering Council’s decision to refuse permission.

Please see previous post on objecting to an appeal here.

“Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.”
Albert Einstein

Kennels Development Barking Up the Wrong Tree

As widely predicted the latest proposals for the unsightly development of the Kennels site with a 22 prefabricated unit housing estate didn’t stand a dog’s chance of getting the green light to destroy the green belt,  we could all have done with some good news.

This decision is of course, subject to the applicant making an appeal, if she wishes to throw another £4080 of good money after bad to pay for the for the Mayor of London Community Infrastructure Levy along with any other costs that would be occurred, in trying to push the dog’s dinner of an application through.

Childrens Songs, boomerangs, and Bad Pennies

What has the Hokey Cokey, boomerangs and Bad Pennies got in common with North Ockendon? The continuing attempts to blight the area and the green belt by the regurgitation of planning applications to build a housing estate of prefabricated rabbit hutches again of course.

Yes, almost a year to the day since the last attempt by the applicant to get planning permission for the purposefully run-down kennels site the plans that were withdrawn shortly afterwards have been resubmitted again and with the same errors and omissions as before.

The usual advice leaflets will be distributed again, but suffice it to say, if you have a copy of your previous objections you could simply send an identical copy in, as I don’t believe there are any changes.

You can see the application here.

As previously posted HOW TO OBJECT TO A PLANNING APPLICATION

and an EXAMPLE LETTER OBJECTING TO A PLANNING APPLICATION

Plans for 22 new homes in North Ockendon called in by Havering councillor – Romford Recorder

A brief article after a chat with Ron Ower of the Residents Association about the latest attempt at obtaining planning permission for the Kennels Site. We were very pleased that the North Ockendon blog was also approached by the Romford Recorder! Fame at last.

You can read the article here: Romford Recorder Article

We will be adding a much more detailed account as soon as possible, but it is worth noting that the height of the “buildings” has been reduced by one metre. If you see crowds of Umpa Lumpa about they are probably hoping to get on the waiting list…..