The Echo has an interesting story here about a planning application that was recently passed by councillors:
Rochford District Council has now granted planning permission to the Manns, ending their six-year struggle to create a better home for wheelchair-user, Jake, who has muscular dystrophy.
After the decision, his builder dad, Robert, spoke of his relief – and the family’s disappointment others had tried to block their plans for the plot, off Main Road, Hawkwell.
Mr Mann said : “I was really surprised anyone could feel that way.
“Jake’s like a local character. Everyone here has seen him grow up and he’s got a great following of friends.
“That’s why we wanted to stay here and go to all this trouble, rather than move elsewhere.
“It’s taken me six years to accumulate all the ground and it’s something we feel very strongly about.”
This was the one where John Mason moved approval, and was seconded by Chris Black.