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More than 80 acres to be used for Dengie solar farm

More than 80 acres to be used for Dengie solar farm

Thursday 11 April 2024

Try as we might to argue the case for rooftop solar, our landscape still bears the brunt of the march of solar farms across the county. Maldon District Council’s planning committee has granted permission for the development of 81.5-acre Dengie Solar Farm south of Dengie village. A previous application had been refused permission in July […] Read more >

A12 widening wins government consent

A12 widening wins government consent

Tuesday 30 January 2024

The A12 is to be widened to three lanes between Hatfield Peverel and Marks Tey. Huw Merriman, Minister of State for Transport, has granted a Development Consent Order (DCO) for the widening between junctions 20a and 25. His decision and reasons were announced this month (Friday, January 12) in a 78-page letter. CPRE Essex was […] Read more >

Let’s Talk Trash: Braxted Park festival will put the focus on litter

Let’s Talk Trash: Braxted Park festival will put the focus on litter

Friday 16 June 2023

We all dislike litter, so an event being held at Braxted Park, near Witham, next month should lift the spirits. The Let’s Talk Trash event on Tuesday, July 18, is a “climate action anti-litter festival” for youngsters aged 11-13, with more than 300 pupils from the Plume Academy in Maldon taking part in a range […] Read more >

Housing matters: CPRE Essex chairman in the media spotlight

Housing matters: CPRE Essex chairman in the media spotlight

Monday 24 April 2023

It isn’t always easy to attract the attention of our written media – indeed sometimes you’re grateful just for a response to a press releases or suggested story – so we’re delighted to report that David Knight, CPRE Essex chairman, has been quoted at length in a national newspaper. David was talking to the Express […] Read more >

Heybridge North Garden Suburb: first phase backed by councillors

Heybridge North Garden Suburb: first phase backed by councillors

Tuesday 12 April 2022

The contentious Heybridge North Garden Suburb is on the way to becoming reality with approval granted for its first phase. Maldon District Council has backed the building of 160 properties by Countryside Properties at Maypole Road – the initial tranche of a 1,138-home development that had initially been refused by councillors. They had turned the […] Read more >

Staycation with a Bicycle… back up north

Staycation with a Bicycle… back up north

Wednesday 6 October 2021

August 2021 Christine and David Knight look back on two special walks Apart from a couple of outings locally, the bikes didn’t clock up many miles in July as we spent more time walking some of the many Essex footpaths. Two of the walks were quite memorable. The first was a walk along the coast […] Read more >

Staycation with a Bicycle… on to the Blackwater

Staycation with a Bicycle… on to the Blackwater

Wednesday 7 July 2021

Late May 2021 In the second of  her blogs, Christine Knight reports back from the remote Dengie peninsula, where she and husband David took their bikes in late spring. Having both been born and bred in Essex, there are not many tourist spots or towns that we haven’t visited over the years, but, being the […] Read more >

Police join other agencies to target flytippers

Police join other agencies to target flytippers

Wednesday 26 May 2021

We all hate flytipping, so it comes as some relief to learn that Essex Police are on the case. Their rural engagement team have been working with the Environment Agency and local authorities to tackle an increasingly evident scourge. Operations can entail days of action with a local authority that include mobile police patrols and […] Read more >

Green infrastructure? Be clear what it is and then get involved in your local consultation

Green infrastructure? Be clear what it is and then get involved in your local consultation

Wednesday 12 December 2018

Do you know what green infrastructure is? The likelihood is that you know about much of what it comprises even if you’re not familiar with the term itself. And if you live in or around Maldon, you now have the chance to contribute to how green infrastructure evolves in your district as the local authority […] Read more >