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RAG’s View

Saturday, December 20, 2014 admin 4

Rayleigh Action Group summarise their view of the situation here. Here’s an extract: …To expand on the above Rochford District Council?s evidence to the court they stated that just 195 residents from a possible 33,000 in Rayleigh, made representations on one consultation process. Of these, 194 objected and rejected their […]

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Legal Challenge Defeated

Friday, December 19, 2014 admin 38

It’s been announced today that the legal challenge by Linda Kendall against the Allocations Document has failed. The Echo reports on it here This is very disappointing news for very many people, though even if the challenge had succceded it would have only affected the Allocations Document, and not the […]

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Hullbridge / Rawreth Planning Application Now In….

Wednesday, December 17, 2014 admin 1

Another big planning application, part of the District Council’s Core Strategy has now been submitted.You can find more on the council website here. A lot of resident’s comments have already been submitted over the weekend. The outline proposal includes: “Residential development for 500 dwellings including a proportion of affordable housing, […]

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Here We Go Again?

Friday, November 14, 2014 admin 11

If you look at the District Council’s “Key Decisions Document”? you will find this section:   And what does a ‘call for sites” mean? It means asking landowners and property companies etc. to submit suggestions for possible sites for development. This would normally be somewhere where they have a financial […]

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Rawreth Meets…

Monday, September 29, 2014 admin 28

  Just a reminder that Rawreth Parish Council meets on Wednesday at 7:30 in the village hall. As usual there will be a public question time, and the public and press are welcome. One of the biggest items will be the planning application for “North of London Road” which is […]

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Amenity Space Saved, Wakering Development Squeaks Through……

Thursday, September 25, 2014 admin 1

At tonight’s meeting of the Development Committee: The outline? application for 6 dwellings on the amenity space at Brocksford Avenue was refused by an overwhelming vote of councillors. Refusal was moved by? Ian? Ward and seconded by Heather Glynn. This pleased the public gallery, which was packed with concerned residents. […]

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Changes To Look At Carefully !

Sunday, July 20, 2014 admin 19

One part of the District Council’s Local Development? Framework is the “Development Management Plan”. This is the document that sets out the day-to-day policy for determining planning applications. The document has already been to an government inspector, the inspector asked for some changes, and the council officers have now amended […]

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Landhold’s Ideas For the “West Of Hullbridge” Site

Saturday, June 21, 2014 admin 2

If you are interested in the big planning application or applications coming on the Hullbridge / Rawreth borders , you can find out more and offer comments (until June 30th) on Landhold Capital’s website here. Here’s something on flooding: And here’s what they say about transport (nothing very dramatic here….) […]

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BBC Essex….

Sunday, June 15, 2014 admin 15

Chris Black is likely be interviewed on BBC Essex at about 7:30 Tuesday morning, about the proposed housing “North of London Road” in Rawreth. As some of us find speaking live on the radio a bit of an ordeal, don’t expect anything wonderful!

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The Education Situation

Friday, April 25, 2014 admin 7

We’ve been enquiring into the situation with primary school places in Rayleigh – why Essex County Council were originally asking for a new primary school “North of London Road”, and now they’re not. It seems that on the basis of a planning application for 475 homes , ECC don’t believe […]

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“Rochford Fears Possible Merger With Wickford”

Saturday, April 19, 2014 admin 6

Slightly surprising comments in the Echo from Councillor Keith Hudson, bearing in mind that the Conservative Group has already voted to allocate enough housing to double the population of the parish of Rawreth, that also causes a merger with both Hullbridge and Rayleigh: ROCHFORD Council fears overdevelopment in Wickford could […]