We Don’t Believe It

Monday, April 17, 2017 admin 4

We’ve been reading the UKIP leaflet for Rayleigh South – and we are puzzled , and perhaps a little bit angry. The first item is about development , and their candidate Keith Gibbs says the Core Strategy is ruining Rayleigh and Rochford, and adds that “I have campaigned against such […]

“The Text Was Too Small For This Forty-Year-Old’s Eyes”

Tuesday, September 13, 2016 admin 2

James Newport writes here about the consultation workshop in Rayleigh, and he isn’t very impressed. First of all, the presentation was made less effective by hard-to-read text on the PowerPoint displays and hard-to-hear speech fighting against the sound of the air conditioning. Secondly, the concept of ‘a walk around the […]

An Important Consultation

Monday, September 12, 2016 admin 0

The district council are running an online survey about future planning issues. You can find the link by clicking here. This may be everyone’s best chance to influence future decisions – so respond and ask your local friends to do as well. The deadline is 5 pm on October 10th. […]

The LDF Sub-Committee To Have A Morning Meeting.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016 admin 19

The Local Development Framework Subcommitee is the panel of councillors which meets to make recommendations on local planning policies and things like taking land out of the greenbelt. It doesn’t meet very often and usually meets in the evening. and in previous years met in the evening However there is […]

Work On The Rochford 600 About To Start

Saturday, January 9, 2016 admin 4

From the Echo tonight: WORK is finally set to start on a mini-town of 600 new homes and a new primary school in Rochford. Building work on the new homes planned for fields off Hall Road, Rochford, will begin later this month, years after the initial planning application was put […]

Hullbridge Application Delayed

Monday, September 7, 2015 admin 1

News from the District Council about the big ” SW Hullbridge” application: The Council has received notification from the applicant to confirm that, following a conversation with the Environment Agency, further fluvial modelling is required of the nearby watercourse. That being the case, the application will not be reported to […]

Chris’ Rayleigh Times Article – With Links

Thursday, August 20, 2015 admin 17

Written by Chris Black in the latest Rayleigh Times: You can do a lot in 9 years, if you have money and a vision. In the 1960s the Americans had both, and put a man on the moon in 9 years. Meanwhile our District Council started its Core Strategy 9 […]

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It’s Been A Frustrating Business….

Wednesday, August 5, 2015 admin 5

We have been writing about the District’s Core Strategy since 2006, and there are literally hundreds of items on onlineFOCUS with the category “District Core Strategy”. If you want to see them all, starting at the beginning, you can click here. It’s been a frustrating business. It would have probably […]

An Extraordinary Extraordinary Late Night Council Meeting

Thursday, July 23, 2015 admin 2

The extraordinary council meeting tonight turned into a really extraordinary one. It began at 9.10 pm after the Development Committee finished. Chris Black got in an early question – the agenda only said we were discussing a private and confidential report on a forthcoming planning appeal, could it at least […]