We were very busy last night:
Build 8 flats , Pearsons Avenue , Rayleigh . Jackie was very quick to ask to speak on this application last night, and spoke strongly for refusal – it was out of keeping with the surrounding area, it would have a bad impact on neighbours, and the density was against council policy. Car parking was too close to neighbours. Chris Black followed in support, and disagreed completely with how the officers were using density figures. (He quoted the government document we wrote about yesterday). Please note other councillors , such as Joan Mockford and Colin Seagers, also opposed.
End result – application was refused.
Two signs at Asda in Rawreth Lane. Someof the councillors felt that one sign was sufficient here, Chris Black was concerned about getting a proliferation of signs from various businesses all along Rawreth Lane. Chris moved refusal, but it was passed.
138 Downhall Road Rayleigh – conversion into flats. Ron Oatham moved refusal , because the garden size was 12 1/2 % below our minimum standard. Officers said it was only ‘marginally’ below. Chris Black said that if his salary was cut by 12 1/2 % he wouldn’t call it marginal. Ron pushed it to a vote – and it was refused.