Application for Power Station

Friday, October 27, 2017 Editor 6

Two associated applications have been submitted for development in Rawreth Development of a 49.99 MW Battery Storage Facility with associated infrastructure and landscaping Development of a 49.99 MW Gas Fired Electricity Generating Facility with Associated Infrastructure and Landscaping This is the first time we’ve had to consider this type of […]

Chinese Delegation Flies In !

Wednesday, September 6, 2017 admin 0

A group of senior officials from Shanghai, China are in  the UK  this week  to sign a joint Wetland Affiliation Agreement between the RSPB at Wallasea Island and the Shanghai Chongming Dongtan National Nature Reserve. As the District Council website explains: The RSPB’s Wallasea Island team has been assisting with […]

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 […]

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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Which Parties Care about Our Bees?

Tuesday, May 5, 2015 admin 1

The decline in the numbers of bees is worrying, not only for the environment and wild plants, but for agriculture. The buglife website has carried out a ‘bee’s eyes view’ of the various parties manifestos. They begin by saying: Bee decline is the number one environmental concern of the UK […]

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Free Compost Giveaway !

Friday, May 1, 2015 admin 0

From the District Council website: Compost Awareness Week takes place from 3-9 May, and to mark this Rochford District Council are offering free compost to all residents. To get your free compost just come along to Pooles Lane Car Park, Hullbridge at 10am on Wednesday 6 May with your own […]

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Airport Solar Farm Application Recommended For Refusal

Monday, December 15, 2014 admin 1

The application for a solar ‘farm’ at Southend Airport is being recommended by officers for refusal. Reasons: in the flood risk zone reduces the amount of land available for things like aircraft hangerage more information us needed on the effect on wildlife.

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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 […]

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Wallasea Wander

Friday, April 4, 2014 admin 0

  From the RSPB website, a morning you might enjoy: Wallasea Wander Saturday 12 April 9:45am to 12pm Price: Free, donations welcome. Booking essential Join our monthly walks to spot some of the amazing wildlife that makes Wallasea Island its home. Find out more about the development of this exciting […]

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Green Tea

Saturday, March 8, 2014 admin 1

From the District Council website: A Rochford District business is the latest lucky recipient of an EU funded grant to help them become greener as part of the Low Carbon Business programme. Squires coffee shop in Rayleigh is the latest District based business to benefit from a cash grant which […]

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The LED Alternative

Tuesday, February 4, 2014 admin 1

Southend and Glasgow are two of the councils investing in modern LED lighting – instead of turning lights off. The Echo reports about Southend: New street lights will improve safety and save money NEW multi-million pound low energy street lights in Southend will improve safety as well save taxpayers cash, […]