Alan Dean

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Several weeks ago I made a written complaint to officers and the responsible cabinet member at Uttlesford Council about the highly unsatisfactory condition of the Lower Street public car park here in Stansted. The car park is owned by Uttlesford District Council. Yet the council has allowed the developer of the adjacent Castle Maltings health centre/supermarket/luxury apartments to […]

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New attempt at roof top amenity area

by Alan Dean on 11 May, 2016

The developer at Castle Maltings in Lower Street, Stansted has applied for the second time for apartment residents to have an amenity area on the roof of the four-storey development. THE PROPOSAL: Variation of condition 9 of UTT/1522/12/FUL – to allow use of the roof as residential amenity space with associated works and erection of […]

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I was shocked yesterday to discover that Stansted’s new health centre building at Castle Maltings, Lower Street has been built to a different design from the one approved by Uttlesford’s planning committee. Even more alarming, I’ve spend months trying without success to get answers about the constructed design vs the approved design out of the council’s planning […]

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Patients will be provided with dedicated parking at Stansted’s long-awaited health centre after all. 🙂 This was confirmed yesterday at a meeting I chaired with representatives from the GP practice and district and parish councils. Thirty-three spaces at the Lower Street car park will be marked out for the health centre. Roughly half will be […]

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Patients’ meeting updated on proposed medical centre

by Alan Dean on 12 December, 2014

Last night’s meeting of Stansted Surgery’s Patient Participation Group provided some insight into the state of play with the long-awaited new medical centre in Lower Street. My last blog post on this topic reported that the local Clinical Commissioning Group had announced that Stansted’s GPs were refusing the sign a lease on the as yet […]

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Work is steaming ahead at Lower Street, Stansted to build what is primarily meant to be a new health centre. But according to NHS managers at the West Essex Clinical Commissioning Group, Stansted’s GP Practice is refusing to sign the lease for the premises so the deal remains uncertain. The CCG board met last Thursday. […]

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Stansted’s health centre: a step closer?

by Alan Dean on 7 September, 2014

Almost on cue, the demolition of buildings on the proposed the site for Stansted’s long-awaited medical centre got underway in the past week. Above is the site last Sunday, August 31st. Below is how it looks today, Sunday 7th September, 2014. Fingers crossed that this is the first step towards a new building and medical centre. […]

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This morning I attended as a spectator a meeting where it was hoped the final go-ahead would be given for Stansted’s long-awaited health centre. The board of the West Essex Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) gave the scheme its blessing at about 10 a.m., saying they are”firmly behind it”; BUT they don’t hold the purse strings. […]

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  Will Stansted residents every see their promised new health centre in Lower Street? The centre has had planning permission for over 13 months, but not a brick has yet been laid. Recent conversations I have held within and outside the NHS suggest cautious optimism; though it has to be said that has been the […]

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This was just one description of Lady Madge Moseley at her funeral in Cambridge today. It was precisely apt. Determined – that things would be done her way. But her skills of influence over other people were persuasive and her case passionately put. Her advocacy probably developed during Madge’s time as a civil service trade unionist. Her belief in […]

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