Local Politician Lifts The Lid On Our Future Communities

Saturday, July 20, 2019 Editor 4

Have you started to wonder who exactly will buy all these new builds? Why does Crime seem like it’s on the increase? What can our Council do about our High Street and economic outlook in the District? What is the problem with ‘permitted development’? Developers can buy up empty retail […]

We Don’t Want Homes Built in Rochford

Friday, July 12, 2019 Editor 1

Rochford Residents are up in arms over plans to build another 600 homes in Rochford. Residents have decreed that they don’t want Bloor more homes built in Rochford and have launched a petition against the building on the greenbelt. The plans are for an area of land between Oxford Road […]

What Is ‘Sector D?’

Saturday, February 2, 2019 Editor 0

It all sounds a bit ‘Area 51’ – but ‘Sector D’ is the area identified in the South East Essex Strategic Growth Locations Assessment. This assessment identifies one area around Southend (north of Fossetts Farm, Garon Park and Bournes Green Chase, incorporating land within both Southend Borough and Rochford District) […]

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 […]

Countryside Submit Plans For Phase 1

Tuesday, June 20, 2017 admin 8

From Countryside’s website: Plans submitted for Phase 1 of development at West of Rayleigh. Countryside has submitted detailed plans and designs for the first 192 new homes on land north of London Road and south of Rawreth Lane in Rayleigh, Essex to Rochford District Council. In 2016, Rochford District Council […]

Development Committee On Thursday

Monday, January 16, 2017 admin 0

The Development Committee of the District Council meets on Thursday evening at 7:30 . At the moment there are 6 applications on the agenda. You can find all the reports here.https://rochford.cmis.uk.com/rochford/Meetings/tabid/73/ctl/ViewMeetingPublic/mid/410/Meeting/4400/Committee/834/SelectedTab/Documents/Default.aspx The 6 items are:

Development Update

Friday, September 30, 2016 admin 0

As regular readers will know, the Liberal Democrat councillors OPPOSED the principle of development of any of the green fields between London Road , Rawreth Lane and the A1245 .  We were concerned about many things – including the extra traffic , increased risk of flooding in Rawreth , and  […]

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 […]

“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. […]

Bullwood Hall

Wednesday, November 18, 2015 admin 8

The new drastically-reduced-in-size Development Committee meets tomorrow evening at 7:30 . You can find the details here. The main application is in Bullwood Hall Lane, Hockley. It is an outline application for the demolition of the prison complex building, conversion of Bullwood Hall to residential use and residential development , […]