1,800 Homes Decision In Secret?

Thursday, August 23, 2007 admin 3

The Echo journalist Geoff Percival has an important article here. It’s alarming – but some people were predicting this: 3,800 new homes: Secret vote worry TORY councillors could privately make decisions about where 3,800 new homes will go in Rochford district over the next 15 years. Controversy surrounds the 1,800-plus […]

Michelins Farm Planning Application

Sunday, December 9, 2018 Editor 3

An application has been received to develop the land at Michelins Farm (location of the great tyre fire). It’s hard to work out the exact plans due to the ‘dial-up’ speed of RDC’s website and we will seek further clarification of the plans in due course. Hybrid planning application: full […]

Timber Grove Application

Friday, January 12, 2018 Editor 3

Tonight’s development committee meeting started somewhat frustratingly with the councils flaky IT systems causing much of the officers presentation unable to be viewed. (Editors note: seems to be an increasingly common occurrence) The main item for discussion was the application for Timber Grove. This application has been refused twice previously […]

More on the New Local Plan – Issues and Options

Friday, November 17, 2017 Editor 2

Residents will be urged to take part in the forthcoming consultation on the new Local Plan. Key subject matters are Economic Development Needs Retail and Leisure Needs Duty to Cooperate Highways Gypsy and Travellers Accommodation Assessment Infrastructure Grow On Space The relevant papers can be found here As usual please […]

We Don’t Believe It

Monday, April 17, 2017 admin 4

We’ve been reading the UKIP leaflet for Rayleigh South – and we are puzzled , and perhaps a little bit angry. The first item is about development , and their candidate Keith Gibbs says the Core Strategy is ruining Rayleigh and Rochford, and adds that “I have campaigned against such […]

“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 […]

An Important Consultation

Monday, September 12, 2016 admin 0

The district council are running an online survey about future planning issues. You can find the link by clicking here. This may be everyone’s best chance to influence future decisions – so respond and ask your local friends to do as well. The deadline is 5 pm on October 10th. […]

The LDF Sub-Committee To Have A Morning Meeting.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016 admin 19

The Local Development Framework Subcommitee is the panel of councillors which meets to make recommendations on local planning policies and things like taking land out of the greenbelt. It doesn’t meet very often and usually meets in the evening. and in previous years met in the evening However there is […]

Work On The Rochford 600 About To Start

Saturday, January 9, 2016 admin 4

From the Echo tonight: WORK is finally set to start on a mini-town of 600 new homes and a new primary school in Rochford. Building work on the new homes planned for fields off Hall Road, Rochford, will begin later this month, years after the initial planning application was put […]