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It became clear at Rawreth Parish Council’s meeting last night that the proposed housing figure for Rawreth Parish is not 850 – it’s more like 1050, once you include some of the housing in “South-West Hullbridge”!
That would TREBLE the population of Rawreth! It would mean about one extra house for every man, woman and child in the parish – the equivalent of building 75,000 extra homes across the whole district.
The anger and concern last night was pretty clear – the comments below are by people who are either independent parish councillors or ordinary members of the public.
“I’m flabbergasted by what’s going on at Rochford District Council – it’s taken months for RDC to admit that Rawreth exists.We’ve been treated pretty appalllingly and the document doesn’t even mention that the industrial estate would be used for housing.”
“The housing will do nothing for our village”
“… concerned at the dishonesty at RDC. They only put Rawreth’s name in the document because we were at the meeting”
“.. there were many sites put forward by landowners and I know for a fact that members only chose to visit 20 sites, haven’t looked at any others or thought about including them, those landowners have been brushed aside”
“Brownfield sites are supposed to be looked at before greenfield sites but some brownfield sites have not been considered”
“…. the posters [advertising the consultation] are ridiculous, they don’t give you any information except you can go online or to the library. People are not really being informed
“All the district councils should say NO unless the government finances the infrastructure”
“We need flood prevention, better public transport and decent roads”
“The subcommittee meeting was an absolute disgrace”