Crofters Site Set For Refusal

Tuesday, February 7, 2017 admin 2

WE wrote recently about the closure of Crofters , and a planning application on the site: Parish : Rawreth Parish Council Ward : Downhall And Rawreth Location : Crofters Beke Hall Chase South Rayleigh Proposal : Outline Application To Demolish Cattery And Kennel Buildings And Enclosures And Redevelop Site To […]

Waste Site For Rawreth / Basildon Border?

Wednesday, November 30, 2016 admin 2

We didn’t see this one coming… Essex County Council and Southend-on-Sea Borough Council as have been working jointly over a number of years to prepare a Replacement Waste Local Plan. The draft Replacement Waste Local Plan was submitted to the Government for independent examination by a Planning Inspector. We have […]

“North Of London Road” Application Recommended For Approval

Tuesday, September 22, 2015 admin 18

The officers report for the meeting on September 30th can be downloaded here. (1001kb) It is 122 pages long, so Ron Oatham and Chris Black have a lot of reading to do…. Officers are recommending approval, with 40 conditions.. This is the second application – the first was refused in […]

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Rawreth Meets…

Monday, September 29, 2014 admin 28

  Just a reminder that Rawreth Parish Council meets on Wednesday at 7:30 in the village hall. As usual there will be a public question time, and the public and press are welcome. One of the biggest items will be the planning application for “North of London Road” which is […]

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Landhold’s Ideas For the “West Of Hullbridge” Site

Saturday, June 21, 2014 admin 2

If you are interested in the big planning application or applications coming on the Hullbridge / Rawreth borders , you can find out more and offer comments (until June 30th) on Landhold Capital’s website here. Here’s something on flooding: And here’s what they say about transport (nothing very dramatic here….) […]

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A Photo For Election Day !

Thursday, May 22, 2014 admin 0

A beautiful photo taken this week in Rawreth by our onlinefocus reader “Greenbelt” , featuring a pair of Goldfinches. Click on it to enlarge:

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The Education Situation

Friday, April 25, 2014 admin 7

We’ve been enquiring into the situation with primary school places in Rayleigh – why Essex County Council were originally asking for a new primary school “North of London Road”, and now they’re not. It seems that on the basis of a planning application for 475 homes , ECC don’t believe […]

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“Rochford Fears Possible Merger With Wickford”

Saturday, April 19, 2014 admin 6

Slightly surprising comments in the Echo from Councillor Keith Hudson, bearing in mind that the Conservative Group has already voted to allocate enough housing to double the population of the parish of Rawreth, that also causes a merger with both Hullbridge and Rayleigh: ROCHFORD Council fears overdevelopment in Wickford could […]

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A Big Consultation Next Year

Tuesday, November 26, 2013 admin 28

We understand that if the inspector approves the allocation document, that sometime next year the house builder Countryside Developments will carry out a public consultation on the housing “North of London Road”. It will involve leaflets to every home in Downhall and Rawreth, Sweyne Park and Grange Wards, exhibitions in […]