16 New Houses at Fairways Garden Centre

FAIRWAYS GARDEN CENTRE, HULLBRIDGE ROAD, RAYLEIGH, SS6 9QS

OUTLINE APPLICATION TO DEMOLISH COMMERCIAL AND RETAIL UNITS AND CONSTRUCT 4NO. TWO- BEDROOM, 8NO. THREE-BEDROOM DWELLINGS AND 4NO. FOUR-BEDROOM DWELLINGS (16 DWELLINGS IN TOTAL) WITH ACCESS ONTO HULLBRIDGE ROAD

An application for 16 new dwellings was refused at tonight’s development committee. Reasons for refusal included the lack of affordable housing. The council has a policy that developments over 15 dwellings has to have 35% affordable housing.

Surprisingly some residents watching in the public gallery seemed genuinely disappointed, something we don’t often see (or hear) in the development committee.