A Green Read Is Back!

Saturday, May 6, 2017 admin 0

Michael Hoy is bouncing back after his defeat in the County Council elections. He’s still of course a district councillor – and he’s resurrected his blog. You can find it here. He writes: “In 2013 I was elected as County Councillor for Rochford West, the time involved meant I could […]

Connecting With Nature

Monday, January 11, 2016 admin 0

Last week we mentioned the District Council’s Winter in Rochford photography competition. Which brings us nicely to an article in the New Statesman by Helen MacDonald about the Ladybird Book “What To Look For In Winter”, , first published in 1959: “I also remembered all these pictures: 24 watercolours of […]

A New Map For Development Watchers

Sunday, January 3, 2016 admin 3

The South East Essex Action Group Alliance have produced a new map – you can see the full-size version  at http://seeaga.uk/map.html It shows proposed developments in this part of the county. We are told that  tthe new orange tabs are the potential developments from the new Basildon district plan released […]

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 […]

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Here We Go Again?

Monday, March 23, 2015 admin 19

The Echo has reported on possible proposals in Basildon’s Local Development Plan that could put 900 homes to the east, north and west of Wick Country park in Wickford. This is on the A127 not far away from Rawreth. For those not familiar with this country park we’ve produced a […]

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BREAKING NEWS: Sports Pitches Application Delay

Wednesday, February 26, 2014 admin 0

The application for sports pitches in Old London Road. Rawreth, due to be decided tomorrow night, will now be delayed to a later meeting, due to a holding objection from the environment agency!

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Goldsmith Drive Application Refused

Thursday, May 30, 2013 admin 0

The application for a site for travelling show people in Goldsmith Drive, Rayleigh, was refused at the Development Committee tonight. Reasons for refusal were inappropriate use of the Green Belt, and poor access. Chris Black was the main speaker against the application, and asked for the wording of the refusal […]

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Goldsmith Drive Application Recommended For REFUSAL

Friday, May 24, 2013 admin 2

The planning application at Goldsmith Drive, Rayleigh for a site from Travelling Show People comes to the Development Committee next Thursday 30th.Officers are recommending refusal for Green Belt reasons and also poor access. You can find the full report here Here is the full officers recommendation: 7 RECOMMENDATION 7.1 It […]

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Southend Airport Want An Extension To Their Extension

Tuesday, March 12, 2013 admin 3

Southend Airport already have planning permission for an extension to their terminal building. That extension is being built now. The airport is now applying for another extension of their terminal. They say this would improve passenger facilities and allow the UK Border Agency to separate arriving international passengers from arriving […]

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The Council Press On With Their Development Plans

Saturday, November 3, 2012 admin 31

  At last Tuesday’s meeting the District Council pressed on with their plans  for future development. Who was there? The six councillors on the sub-committee were all there – 5 Conservatives: Keith Hudson, Heather Glynn, Keith Gordon, Simon Smith and Colin Seagers and 1 Lib Dem: Chris Black. When you […]

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Another Look At Rayleigh Town Football Club

Monday, October 29, 2012 admin 0

The latest District Council proposals aren’t yet agreed, but they involve building houses where Rayleigh Town football club currently play! The club would be offered a new site. If you don’t know much about the club, The Grounds For Concern Blog has a very thorough look at Rayleigh Town Football […]

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What Could Really Happen In Our Green Belt

Sunday, October 28, 2012 admin 4

Last week we showed the following figures for proposed housing in the Green Belt: However the document going to councillors at the moment says these are only minimum figures, the council may allow more houysing if required to meet our five year supply. So if houses don’t get built in […]