We have three updates to give about the Priory Chase /Temple Way area in Rayleigh.
First of all, Asda have agreed to take down the huge green “ASDA” lettering on the side of their building. The lettering can’t be seen from Rawreth Lane, so serves no useful purpose. But it is very visually intrusive for people who live opposite, and have first floor lounge windows looking out onto it.
So full marks to Asda for agreeing to remove it sometime this month.
However, no marks to Asda on another issue. When the government inspector gave them planning permission two years ago, he required them to supply a traffic management plan for delivery vehicles. This still hasn’t been done. Chris and Ron raised this at the Development Control meeting at the end of March, when an application for a new wall in Asda’s delivery yard came up for consideration. As a result, the application was deferred, and planning chief Shaun Scrutton said they would be ‘vigourously’ pursuing Asda over this…..
Thirdly, we’ve had a couple of anguished emails from residents in Temple Way about visibility problems with the roundabout by the Leisure Centre. The road layout is causing problems, which is not surprising as it was rushed through by the District Council before knowing what was going to be built onto it. We have arranged to visit some Temple Way residents to discuss this.