If you look at the bottom left-hand side of your screen, you’ll see a section marked “Rochford District Council RSS Feed”.
This section is for people who are seriously interested in what’s happening at the District Council – every time a page on the council website is updated or added, you’ll see itmentioned here.
One thing to look out for every Friday is the “Weekly Parish Lists of Planning Applications”. This leads you to a list of new planning applications to the council.
Probably the most interesting one this week is in Rayleigh High Street:
“Demolition of Existing Shops, Offices and Outbuildings to be Replaced by a Mixed Use Development Comprising Ground Floor Retail and 23 Flats over all within 3-4 Storey Building. Access Via the High Street to Rear Parking Court. Location: 162 – 168 High Street Rayleigh”
If you are trying to work out where 162-168 Rayleigh High Street is, , it’s just past the old Rayleigh Post Office, on the way to the Paul Pry. ESW Accountants are at 162-164.
Have a look at the number of flats – 23. If the developers had applied for 25, they would have had to include some affordable housing….