In a smart move, which seems to be born from the growing discontent with Rochford District Councils leadership and an unwillingness to listen to the voice of residents about the overdevelopment of the district, ‘The Rochford Supporters’ action group has now ‘upped the ante’ which could ultimately be very embarrassing […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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’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 […]
James Newport has prepared this brief video: [youtube_sc url=”Eq9QiKyPBJc”] Find out more here and here.
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 […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
We understand that the “North of London Road” planning application will either come to the committee at an extra meeting on September 30th or at the scheduled meeting on October 22nd.