World Homeless Day

Saturday, October 10, 2020 Editor 1

The purpose of World Homeless Day is to draw attention to people who experience homelessness needs locally and provide opportunities for the community to get involved in responding to homelessness while taking advantage of the stage an ‘international day’ provides. In our District there is a relatively low number of […]

Over 13,500 affordable homes lost through office conversions

Saturday, January 11, 2020 Editor 0

Communities have potentially lost out on more than 13,500 desperately-needed affordable homes in the past four years as a result of rules allowing offices to be converted into housing without planning permission, new analysis by the Local Government Association has revealed. In some parts of the country, office conversions carried […]

Grass Cutting and Management of Open Spaces in New Developments

Wednesday, October 30, 2019 Editor 0

Do you live on a New Development? Is the grass cut and the open space maintained? Do you have to pay a maintenance charge?What’s your experience? Good or bad, let us know your experience, as this is coming to the review committee for discussion by your Councillors on 5th November […]

Housing for Lubbards Farm?

Saturday, August 10, 2019 Editor 5

Some residents may have seen this ‘brochure’ ( which at this stage is purely speculative. The land has not been released from the greenbelt for building housing and is not in the new local plan as yet (it’s closely guarded). We will be looking at this further in due course.

16 Dwellings Approved for Fairways Garden Centre

Friday, December 14, 2018 Editor 1

This post was last updated [last-modified] In a vote of 7-5, the application for 16 dwellings, that has been back and forth to Development Committee was approved. More on this later The officer’s report throws up some interesting elements There are a number of mobile homes/caravans on the site put […]

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 […]