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Now Tory Councillors Start Saying “Share out the Development”

Sunday, September 10, 2006 admin 2

The District Council committee meeting on next Tuesday evening looks like being an important one. There’s a lot of paperwork – well over a hundred pages. Most of it deals with the council’s Core Strategy on planning for the next 15 years or more. Nothing will be decided for certain […]

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Decision on the Hockley Mushroom Sheds Application delayed

Thursday, August 24, 2006 admin 0

The decision on the Hockley Mushroom Shed application has been delayed by a month. This is an application to convert a redundant mushroom shed at Pond Chase Nursery, Folly Lane, Hockley into 4 light industrial units of 280 square metres (3000 square feet) each . It was due to be […]

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Beauty Salon Passed by Councillors !

Thursday, August 24, 2006 admin 1

The planning application from local beauty therapist Joanne Embery has been approved at tonight’s meeting. This was an application to convert some disused toilets in a former mushroom shed at Lubbards Farm into a very small beauty salon . Officers had pointed out that the site was in the Green […]

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Thursday, August 24, 2006 admin 0

—————————————————————————————- 8:30 pm A decision on the Hockley Industrial Units application has been DELAYED by a month. The application for the Beauty Salon at Lubbards Farm Rayleigh has been PASSED. A full report to follow in a few minutes…… —————————————————————————————

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Thursday’s Development Control Meeting

Wednesday, August 23, 2006 admin 0

So , tomorrow night’s Development Control Meeting looks like being an interesting one. It starts at 7.30 at the Civic Suite in Rayleigh, and the two controversial items seem to be the beauty salon application in Rayleigh and the light industrial units application in Hockley. We’ll put the results on […]

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Another Mushroom Farm Application – This Time in Hockley

Thursday, August 17, 2006 admin 1

It’s a strange coincidence. The application to convert some derelict mushroom shed toilets to a beauty studio comes to a meeting next week. And on the same night the committee will consider turning some mushroom sheds in Folly Lane , Hockley into 4 light industrial units, each of 280 square […]

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Inspector Hoile and the Case of the Green Belt Orangery.

Sunday, March 5, 2006 admin 0

If you are refused planning permission you can always go to appeal, and hope that a planning inspector rules in your favour. Sometimes planning appeals deal with big developments, but they can also deal with small ones – such as a recent appeal over an orangery in Rochford. As far […]

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Next Hockley Parish Plan Meeting on the 21st

Friday, June 16, 2006 admin 0

Andrew Brown, the Chairman of the Parish Plan Group has told us: The next workshop is 21st June 7.00p.m. at the Old fire station in Hockley. We have limited spaces so people will need to contact Heather Flemmings either via email or via the web site (or good old telephone) […]

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Searles Yard Hearing on August 22nd

Saturday, June 10, 2006 admin 0

Rawreth residents may remember the application at Searles Yard in Trenders Avenue , off Rawreth Lane. The yard is currently used for the reclamation of building materials and the owners wanted to build three houses there. The key issue with the application was that it was in the Green Belt. […]

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Important Meeting on Thursday!

Saturday, May 20, 2006 admin 1

The Development Control Committee will deal with 6 planning applications next Thursday 25th. That’s not a big number – but as some of them are quite controversial, it could be an interesting night. There are more than 100 pages of reports for councillors to read. Item 1 is an application […]

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Travellers Lose on Appeal

Thursday, March 16, 2006 admin 1

04/00342/COU – Continuation of the Use of the Site for the Stationing of 8 Touring Caravans, Five Mobile Homes that have been Sub-divided into 6 Residential Plots for a Further 2 Years Land Opposite Witherdens Farm Chelmsford Road Rawreth APPEAL DISMISSED We have just heard today that the Travellers on […]

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The Council are asking for your views

Sunday, March 12, 2006 admin 0

As an early step in drawing up the new local plan, the District Council has been required by the government to produce a ?Statement of Community Involvement? which is supposed to show how democratic and fair things will be. What?s more, you have a chance to fill in a questionnaire […]