A Long Night At The Development Committee

Friday, January 20, 2017 admin 0

The Development Committee meeting went on until 11 pm last night, and we didn’t even deal with the last item. Briefly: REFUSED BY 13 VOTES TO NIL (Refusal moved by Chris Black, on grounds of loss of residential amenity and potential noise) PASSED PASSED PASSED REFUSED (Refusal moved by Chris […]

Development Committee On Thursday

Monday, January 16, 2017 admin 0

The Development Committee of the District Council meets on Thursday evening at 7:30 . At the moment there are 6 applications on the agenda. You can find all the reports here.https://rochford.cmis.uk.com/rochford/Meetings/tabid/73/ctl/ViewMeetingPublic/mid/410/Meeting/4400/Committee/834/SelectedTab/Documents/Default.aspx The 6 items are:

Bird Migration Watch- October 1st

Sunday, September 18, 2016 admin 0

An event run by the RSPB on October 1st. – booking essential . £5 donation requested. .”Come and see what birds are returning to their winter feeding grounds”. Find out more here.

What Are Passivhauses ?

Saturday, November 28, 2015 admin 5

This week’s “Yellow List” of planning applications can be downloaded here. These are applications that probably don’t need to go the Development Committee. Officers have prepared a report on each one, with a recommendation. If no councillor calls it by Wednesday lunchtime, the recommendation comes into effect. Two of the […]

A Clash of Opinions In Canewdon

Sunday, September 13, 2015 admin 2

One of the items on the latest ‘weekly list’ of planning applications is in Canewdon. You can download the details here (it starts on page 9) The application is to change the use of some land to ‘recreational’ to be used in conjunction with a child-minding business which is operated […]

Breaching The Sea Wall

Sunday, July 26, 2015 admin 0

We’ve posted things before about the big wildlife project on Wallasea Island : Wallasea Island Wild Coast project is a landmark conservation and engineering scheme for the 21st century, on a scale never before attempted in the UK and the largest of its type in Europe. The aim of this […]

The Picnic District 5 – Wallasea Island

Friday, May 29, 2015 admin 1

Our district has three scientific claims to fame . First of all, the remains of the most important ship in the history of science- Charles Darwin’s Beagle – lie in the river mud near Paglesham. Secondly, due to the connection with the physicist Lord Rayleigh, the town of Rayleigh lends […]

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Fancy A Wallasea Wander? (Booking Essential!)

Monday, April 13, 2015 admin 0

“Wallasea Island Wild Coast project is a landmark conservation and engineering scheme for the 21st century, on a scale never before attempted in the UK and the largest of its type in Europe.The aim of this project is to combat the threats from climate change and coastal flooding by recreating […]

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The Wallasea Island Wild Coast Project….

Thursday, February 12, 2015 admin 0

The project is described as “Conservation for the 21st century, on a scale never before attempted in the UK!” This video explains what’s there. The RSPB website has a new comment from a satisfied visitor: I visited Wallasea for the first time today. I cannot get over the numbers of […]

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A Flock Of Godwits

Saturday, December 13, 2014 admin 0

The webpages for the Wallasea Island Wild Coast project have fairly quiet this year , but there’s some new stuff on there now: Many visitors to the reserve have come to catch some great views of the hen harriers, marsh harriers and short-eared owls that are hunting across the reserve […]

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Solar Farms and Other Enviromental Applications

Monday, December 1, 2014 admin 2

As the Echo has reported here, there’s an application in for a big solar “farm” in Canewdon A MONSTER solar farm generating enough energy to power 4,125 homes could be built in Canewdon. Under plans submitted to Rochford Council, farmers Paul and Mark Woodford would lease the 50-acre stretch of […]