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Goldsmith Drive Application Refused

Thursday, May 30, 2013 admin 0

The application for a site for travelling show people in Goldsmith Drive, Rayleigh, was refused at the Development Committee tonight. Reasons for refusal were inappropriate use of the Green Belt, and poor access. Chris Black was the main speaker against the application, and asked for the wording of the refusal […]

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Goldsmith Drive Application Recommended For REFUSAL

Friday, May 24, 2013 admin 2

The planning application at Goldsmith Drive, Rayleigh for a site from Travelling Show People comes to the Development Committee next Thursday 30th.Officers are recommending refusal for Green Belt reasons and also poor access. You can find the full report here Here is the full officers recommendation: 7 RECOMMENDATION 7.1 It […]

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Southend Airport Want An Extension To Their Extension

Tuesday, March 12, 2013 admin 3

Southend Airport already have planning permission for an extension to their terminal building. That extension is being built now. The airport is now applying for another extension of their terminal. They say this would improve passenger facilities and allow the UK Border Agency to separate arriving international passengers from arriving […]

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The Council Press On With Their Development Plans

Saturday, November 3, 2012 admin 31

  At last Tuesday’s meeting the District Council pressed on with their plans? for future development. Who was there? The six councillors on the sub-committee were all there – 5 Conservatives: Keith Hudson, Heather Glynn, Keith Gordon, Simon Smith and Colin Seagers and 1 Lib Dem: Chris Black. When you […]

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Another Look At Rayleigh Town Football Club

Monday, October 29, 2012 admin 0

The latest District Council proposals aren’t yet agreed, but they involve building houses where Rayleigh Town football club currently play! The club would be offered a new site. If you don’t know much about the club, The Grounds For Concern Blog has a very thorough look at Rayleigh Town Football […]

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What Could Really Happen In Our Green Belt

Sunday, October 28, 2012 admin 4

Last week we showed the following figures for proposed housing in the Green Belt: However the document going to councillors at the moment says these are only minimum figures, the council may allow more houysing if required to meet our five year supply. So if houses don’t get built in […]

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The Green Belt Losses

Thursday, October 25, 2012 admin 10

This is a table from the latest District Council ‘allocations’ document, showing where new homes are going to be built across the district in the Green Belt (you can double-click on it to enlarge it)   However here’s a few points to bear in mind: It doesn’t include new housing […]

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Goldsmith Drive Application Refused

Wednesday, March 7, 2012 admin 1

The application opposite 2 Goldsmith Drive, Rayleigh, for a site for travelling show people has just been refused. You can download the officers report here The reasons for refusal are as follows: 1 The saved Rochford District Replacement Local Plan (2006) shows the site to be within the Metropolitan Green […]

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“This Stuff Is Absolute Magic For Building Up Soil”

Tuesday, October 4, 2011 admin 1

You can get a compost bin from the District Council for ?15 , plus ?5.49 delivery. Find out more on the council website here. “If you haven’t started yet in home composting, then autumn is the perfect time to get going” As this Australian video explains:

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Rose Garden Restaurant Refused By Inspector

Sunday, November 14, 2010 admin 0

One of the ongoing Green Belt planning disputes of the past few years has been over the Rose Garden restaurant by the golf driving range by Alderman’s Hill , Hockley. The restaurant has a devoted following of diners, but doesn’t have planning permission, and was refused on Green Belt grounds […]

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Marathon Meeting !

Thursday, October 21, 2010 admin 11

A good-natured meeting of the Development Committee finished at 10:40 pm today. The chamber was overflowing with members of the public attending: Here’s a very brief summary: 1. Two bungalows in Trenders Avenue, Rawreth – PASSED. Approval moved by Chris Black, seconded by Heather Glynn. Voting was tied at 9-9. […]