The Rayleigh Chamber of Trade website has a copy of an Echo article about local developers being unhappy about having their planning applications refused:
“Builders are forming a group to protest over planning decisions made by two local councils.
Developers in Southend and Rochford say they are angry and frustrated at councillors who keep on ignoring professional advice and turning down their planning applications.
…. Builder Howard Panel is helping set up the Essex Builders Development Association to represent their interests”