South Essex Plan Consultation

Tuesday, December 17, 2019 Editor 0

Rochford District Council wants to know how we should seek your views as part of the planning process for the ‘South Essex Plan.’ The six Local Authorities in South Essex (Basildon, Brentwood, Castle Point, Rochford, Southend and Thurrock), together with Essex County Council, are currently working together across local authority […]

Rochford District Council Asks…

Saturday, July 27, 2019 Editor 1

How should we engage with YOU on planning matters? Rochford District Council has launched a consultation on how we should seek your views as part of the planning process. Planning affects our everyday lives – it’s not just about future housing development, roads and railways. It’s also about everything from local […]

Issues & Options Consultation to Close Tomorrow 5pm

Tuesday, March 6, 2018 Editor 0

If you’ve been following the ‘chat’ on social media about this consultation, you’ll have noticed that there doesn’t appear to have been many ‘come on let’s build more houses’. From what we’ve read here at onlineFOCUS this is driven by the fact that there appears to be a dramatic underfunding […]

Great Wakering & The New Local Plan

Thursday, February 22, 2018 Editor 0

Today, we’ve been over in Great Wakering assisting the ‘Friends of Rochford District‘ with their exhibition about the new local plan. Rochford District Council, in their infinite wisdom, omitted to hold a public exhibition in Wakering and we think that was a mistake. Gt Wakering, is a lovely village, with […]

Consultation On Hockley Woods Playarea – Open Until March 19th

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 admin 0

From the District Council website: “Local families are set to benefit from £45,000 of funding for Hockley Woods playground– and we want your views on how it should be spent! Rochford District Council is celebrating the news that we will be receiving the funds from Cory Environmental Trust to improve […]

The Future Of Fairglen

Saturday, February 4, 2017 admin 1

As the Echo reports here,  the County Council has plans to improve the important Fairglen junction , where the A127 meets the A130. However they haven’t announced exactly what plans they have – they will be making an announcement to coincide with some consultation sessions. The County Council website explains […]

More On The Dollymans Farm Waste Proposal (UPDATED)

Wednesday, January 4, 2017 admin 11

Back in November we wrote about surprise plans for a new waste site on part of Dollymans Farm, on the Rawreth / Basildon border. Tomorrow a 6 week consultation begins on the proposal – and we will give more details about the consultation process tomorrow night. This evening local councillors  […]

Evening Consultation On October 4th

Wednesday, September 21, 2016 admin 3

The District Council has advised interested individuals and organisations today that there will be an evening consultation on the new local plan: ” …..As an individual or organisation registered on the Council’s mailing list, and as part of the early engagement that the Council is actively undertaking to inform the […]

Hello Woodham – And, Er , Purleigh.

Monday, September 19, 2016 admin 4

The District Council Website has a page here on the current review of parliamentary constituencies. There is a public consultation running until December 5th. You can find the detailed proposals for our local constituencies here. The main proposed changes for South East Essex are: The three Wickford wards move from “Rayleigh […]

“The Text Was Too Small For This Forty-Year-Old’s Eyes”

Tuesday, September 13, 2016 admin 2

James Newport writes here about the consultation workshop in Rayleigh, and he isn’t very impressed. First of all, the presentation was made less effective by hard-to-read text on the PowerPoint displays and hard-to-hear speech fighting against the sound of the air conditioning. Secondly, the concept of ‘a walk around the […]