Review Committee This Week

Saturday, October 6, 2018 Editor 0

If you are interested in the following, then this meeting will discuss the following on Tuesday at 7.30pm ICT Major Incident Report Where did IT all go wrong? Draft Housing & Homeless Strategy 2018- 2022 How will the Council tackle the housing crisis in our District? Leisure Contract Why are […]

41 2-Bedroom Flats for Rayleigh Town Centre – APPROVED

Friday, September 21, 2018 Editor 3

Last night’s development committee saw the application for 41 2-bedroom flats (they’ll call them apartments to up the price) APPROVED. We really have to ask, is the Council’s Development Committee ‘asleep at the wheel?’ This application has been refused multiple times already and now providing just “three on-site affordable housing […]

More Social Housing for Your Backyard

Saturday, June 23, 2018 Editor 0

We spotted this in one of the red tops today. With the claim that 66% of British people supporting the building of more social housing. ‘Needs must’ – there is a NEED and we MUST do this. Here in Rochford there is a policy (which isn’t strictly adhered to) that […]

Have Your Say on the standard of HMO’s

Thursday, May 31, 2018 Editor 0

HMO’s (homes of multiple occupancy), are sometimes stereotyped as low quality housing. For some this type of housing is the only form of independent living that can be afforded. If you live in this type of accommodation then the council wants to hear your views by completing a short survey […]

Another Night of Secrets and Spin

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 Editor 0

Full council tonight was a fairly fast affair with a few items to note. One again though the main item to discuss was deemed to be exempt by the Conservative administration which means we can not publish the content. Suffice to say it was regarding Sanctuary Housing and with 3 […]

Technology & Homelessness

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 Editor 0

Today we look to the other side of the pond where they have developed and used a giant 3D printer to build a single storey home for less than $4000. It really is amazing that this tech has moved on so quickly in just a few years and that uses […]

Time to Act on Empty Homes

Thursday, January 4, 2018 Editor 0

The Lib Dems have launched a national campaign ‘Time to Act on Empty Homes’ – Councils across the country have failed to act to bring empty homes back into use. Locally Rochford District Council has 422 homes that are ’empty’. In the past 5 years, the council has issued 0 […]