The Trick Is In Getting The Developer To Do this…

Thursday, September 28, 2017 admin 6

If you want to operate a leisure or fitness business in our area, where do you locate? If it’s an open air activity, you can probably do it in the green belt. But if you need an actual building, you might not get planning permission in the green belt. In […]

Application In The Rayleigh Conservative Conservation Area!

Friday, September 8, 2017 admin 2

There’s a planning application to remove an unwanted door at Rayleigh Conservative Club, which is inside the Rayleigh Conservation Area. You can find it here, starting on page 14. The Rayleigh Conservative Club is inside the Rayleigh Conservation Area , which means there are various heritage and architectural issues to […]

“Planning applications to cost taxpayers £1bn over next five years”

Saturday, September 2, 2017 admin 0

From the Inside Housing website this week- an alarming figure: “Council taxpayers will spend £1bn covering local authorities’ costs of processing planning applications in the next five years, the Local Government Association (LGA) has said. Local authorities are unable to recover the full cost of handling applications through planning fees, […]

“North Of London Road” – Where Are We Now?

Saturday, August 26, 2017 admin 7

As long-time readers will know, we OPPOSED building on green fields in the West Rayleigh / Rawreth area. But after some bitter battles in the council chamber, we lost the vote, and development is slowly but surely going ahead. Countryside Developments already have ‘outline’ permission on their large site between […]

Saving The Punchbowl

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 admin 5

It can be difficult for pubs to stay viable. A lot have closed. So it’s not unusual that there’s a planning application in to convert the Punchbowl at Paglesham into an ordinary residential house. Paglesham Parish council have objected strongly to: “the proposed loss of an very important local social […]

More Info On The Countryside Application

Tuesday, June 27, 2017 admin 4

The application from Countryside for “North of London Road” can now be found on the council website. The reference number is 17/00578/REM and you should be able to see it by following this link.  We have asked the council to put a link on the front of the council website. […]

Countryside Submit Plans For Phase 1

Tuesday, June 20, 2017 admin 8

From Countryside’s website: Plans submitted for Phase 1 of development at West of Rayleigh. Countryside has submitted detailed plans and designs for the first 192 new homes on land north of London Road and south of Rawreth Lane in Rayleigh, Essex to Rochford District Council. In 2016, Rochford District Council […]

New Planning Application:16 Homes At Fairways Garden Centre in Hullbridge Road

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 admin 4

A new planning application is just in, for 16 homes at Fairways Garden Centre in Hullbridge Road: Application Reference:17/00431/OUT Planning Portal Reference Number: PP-06028788 Address Of Proposal:Fairways Garden Centre , Hullbridge Road, Rayleigh, SS6 9QS Proposal: Outline Application to Demolish Commercial and Retail Units and Construct 4no. Two Bedroom, 8no. […]

Swim School Application Recommended For Refusal.

Sunday, April 30, 2017 admin 0

Even though it’s election time, normal council work still goes on. And there’s an interesting planning application on this week’s list: A planning application has just been submitted for a swim school in Rawreth Lane: Application Reference:17/00181/FUL Address Of Proposal:8 Imperial Park , Rawreth Lane, Rayleigh, SS6 9RS Proposal :Change […]

Trampolining, Industry, Education and Gospel

Saturday, April 22, 2017 admin 1

There’s a planning application at unit 8 on the Purdeys Way Industrial Estate. It’s for part of the unit to be for religious use – for the Praise Christian Centre International. The church will be open between 10am and 4.30pm Monday to Friday and 9am to 1pm on Sunday. Part […]

Development Committee Meets On Thursday

Tuesday, March 14, 2017 admin 9

The Development Committee meets on Thursday to decide 3 applications: In Stambridge : 3 flats between 7 and 13 Cagefield Road (not green belt) In Rayleigh : 2 cycle shelters at the Approach Car Park. Only coming to the committee because it is council land. In Hawkwell: A yard in […]