Residents & Council Meetings

Thursday, November 30, 2017 Editor 4

Often vacant at Council meetings, is the public gallery. Whatever Council meeting that may be, Parish, Town & District – the fact is there is lack of interest from the public in the proceedings. A resident told us today that she had been ‘shouted down’ whilst speaking a Council meeting. […]

SHELAA

Saturday, November 11, 2017 Editor 12

What’s this all about? Well, this is the Strategic Housing and Employment Land Availability Assessment (SHELAA) which will form part of the evidence in the new local plan. The issue of SHELAA will always, in my opinion, be contentious. It is worth noting that at this stage although the sites have […]

Application for Power Station

Friday, October 27, 2017 Editor 6

Two associated applications have been submitted for development in Rawreth Development of a 49.99 MW Battery Storage Facility with associated infrastructure and landscaping Development of a 49.99 MW Gas Fired Electricity Generating Facility with Associated Infrastructure and Landscaping This is the first time we’ve had to consider this type of […]

Foci Going Out ….

Sunday, September 10, 2017 admin 0

We have two Focus leaflets currently going out in Downhall & Rawreth, and Sweyne Park and Grange. If anyone wants to give us some help, please let us know!

“North Of London Road” – Where Are We Now?

Saturday, August 26, 2017 admin 7

As long-time readers will know, we OPPOSED building on green fields in the West Rayleigh / Rawreth area. But after some bitter battles in the council chamber, we lost the vote, and development is slowly but surely going ahead. Countryside Developments already have ‘outline’ permission on their large site between […]

More Info On The Countryside Application

Tuesday, June 27, 2017 admin 4

The application from Countryside for “North of London Road” can now be found on the council website. The reference number is 17/00578/REM and you should be able to see it by following this link.  We have asked the council to put a link on the front of the council website. […]

Countryside Submit Plans For Phase 1

Tuesday, June 20, 2017 admin 8

From Countryside’s website: Plans submitted for Phase 1 of development at West of Rayleigh. Countryside has submitted detailed plans and designs for the first 192 new homes on land north of London Road and south of Rawreth Lane in Rayleigh, Essex to Rochford District Council. In 2016, Rochford District Council […]

New Planning Application:16 Homes At Fairways Garden Centre in Hullbridge Road

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 admin 4

A new planning application is just in, for 16 homes at Fairways Garden Centre in Hullbridge Road: Application Reference:17/00431/OUT Planning Portal Reference Number: PP-06028788 Address Of Proposal:Fairways Garden Centre , Hullbridge Road, Rayleigh, SS6 9QS Proposal: Outline Application to Demolish Commercial and Retail Units and Construct 4no. Two Bedroom, 8no. […]

Alas , No Time To Write Much Tonight

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 admin 0

County Council candidates Chris Stanley and Chris Black did our duty tonight and went to the Annual Rawreth Parish Meeting No sign of the other County Council candidates though. It was an interesting – and passionate – meeting. We’re off to our beds now to get some sleep before an […]

Michelins Farm Update: Council Get An Interim Injunction Until Tomorrow

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 admin 0

From the District Council website: “Rochford District Council has successfully obtained a High Court Interim Injunction after Travellers moved onto a site in Rayleigh. The High Court Order was obtained on Friday March 31 after approximately 19 caravans moved onto the site in Michelins Farm, Arterial Road, in an effort […]

Michelins Farm

Friday, March 31, 2017 admin 3

Michelins Farm is the area of land to the north-west of the Fairglen Interchange, just inside Rayleigh’s boundaries. Not much farming goes on there, but it has caused a lot of controversy. For one thing, there was the huge tyre fire in March 2015. Also the District Council has a […]