Councillors Given Legal Advice On SER8 Application

Saturday, February 27, 2021 Editor 0

The application for the 600+ homes in Ashingdon (SER8) will be coming back to the development committee sometime in the future after it was deferred at the last meeting. Councillors have now received some legal guidance on the matters (which is secret) and will have to consider that at the […]

Committee Says NO to 662 homes proposed by Bloor Homes

Tuesday, December 1, 2020 Editor 2

20/00363/OUT – Land East of Ashingdon Road and North of Rochford Garden Way, Rochford Last Thursday, Rochford District Council voted to defer the application for 662 homes which had been put forward by Bloor Homes. Both non members and members of Rochford District attended the meeting with all three Downhall […]

Dairy Crest Development -APPROVED

Friday, October 23, 2020 Editor 2

The application for 24 apartments and 2 commercial units on the former Dairy Crest site was approved last night by a committee decision of 7 (for) & 6 (against) Councillors in favour of the development were Lesley Butcher (C) Daniel Efdes (C) Julie Gooding (C) David Merrick (C) Arthur Williams […]

The Development Committee Zooms Onto YouTube

Saturday, May 9, 2020 Editor 0

This week the Council moved into new territory with the Development Committee taking place via the Zoom platform. Residents could watch the broadcast of the meeting via YouTube (you can watch the recording here) 19/01184/REM – Land North of London Road, Rayleigh (APPROVED) To consider a Reserved Matters application (including […]

Love Is In The Air For Hambro Close Residents

Friday, February 14, 2020 Editor 0

Love is in the fresh air for Hambro Close residents today, after Cllrs Craig Cannell and Chris Stanley shot a cupid’s arrow straight through the heart of Rochford District Councils planners, when they moved to refuse an application to develop council land. The application that Rochford District Council were hoping […]

Crown Hill Flats Planning Application Unanimously Refused

Saturday, December 21, 2019 Editor 1

The development committee was unanimous in its decision to refuse the reserved matters planning application (19/00862/REM) for 5, 2 bedroom flats on Crown Hill, this week. Outline planning permission has been previously granted for this site (18/01144/OUT) Going against the officers recommendation of approval, concerns were raised by the committee […]

Reserved Matters Planning Application Called In For Crown Hill Application

Sunday, December 15, 2019 Editor 0

One item on the development committee has been ‘called in’ this week by an Independent Cllr. (Link Here) The reserved matters application is to deal with RESERVED MATTERS APPLICATION RELATING TO ACCESS, LANDSCAPING, LAYOUT AND SCALE FOR OUTLINE PLANNING CONSENT (18/01144/OUT) FOR THE DEMOLITION OF AN EXISTING DWELLING AND CONSTRUCTION […]

“Those who fail to learn from the past are doomed to repeat it.”

Friday, October 18, 2019 Editor 0

Rochford District Council development committee was once again abandoned last night due to another epic ICT failure! Conservative chaos continues to reign over the councils ICT with the poor decision making which has moved beyond the embarrassment stage. As officers scrabbled to try to recover the ICT systems it was […]