Great Baddow Residents Lose Fight Over Marrable House

November 2011

Angry Great Baddow residents have lost their battle to stop a new care home being built in the village.

The planning committee meeting held at the civic centre on 15th November was full to capacity with residents united against plans to demolish Marrable House at The Vineyards and replace it with a care home. The 1960's building has been described by locals as an 'eyesore' and was once voted in the press as 'one of the ugliest buildings in the country' but new plans are felt by many to be out of keeping and too big for the area.

Amidst angry scenes, the committee voted in favour of the plans for a new Marrable House and 58 extra care flats on Maldon Road. The development will result in the loss of eight trees and reduced parking from 210 to 175 spaces.

Meeting To Decide On Marrable House

November 2011

Great Baddow residents interested in the proposed redevelopment at Marrable House, The Vineyards are reminded that the Chelmsford Borough Council Planning Committee will be holding a meeting at 6.30pm on November 15, 2011 at the Civic Centre to discuss the planning application and to decide its fate. All residents are welcome to attend.

The planning application reference nunber is 11/01093/FUL. Please click here for full details.

A Little Bazaar - A Shop With A Difference

November 2011

'A Little Bazaar' the secondhand shop in Maldon Road, Great Baddow has recently celebrated its first birthday. Many Great Baddow residents will remember that it was once the location of a Lloyds Bank branch.

The shop has become popular in the village and sells a range of antiques, china, glass, furniture, jewellery and clothing. A Little Bazaar also provides a service allowing customers to sell their own unwanted items for a commission. The shop is owned by Paul Goodman, a resident of Great Baddow.