Infrastructure For New Homes Pledged

Thursday, December 5, 2019 Editor 1

We have always realised the importance of delivering infrastructure for any new housing and it is something we’ve always campaigned on. onlineFOCUS readers will be reassured to know that this aligns with the National party policy. The Liberal Democrats intend to reform planning law to require developers to provide essential […]

Timber Grove Application

Friday, January 12, 2018 Editor 3

Tonight’s development committee meeting started somewhat frustratingly with the councils flaky IT systems causing much of the officers presentation unable to be viewed. (Editors note: seems to be an increasingly common occurrence) The main item for discussion was the application for Timber Grove. This application has been refused twice previously […]


Saturday, November 11, 2017 Editor 12

What’s this all about? Well, this is the Strategic Housing and Employment Land Availability Assessment (SHELAA) which will form part of the evidence in the new local plan. The issue of SHELAA will always, in my opinion, be contentious. It is worth noting that at this stage although the sites have […]

Application for Power Station

Friday, October 27, 2017 Editor 6

Two associated applications have been submitted for development in Rawreth Development of a 49.99 MW Battery Storage Facility with associated infrastructure and landscaping Development of a 49.99 MW Gas Fired Electricity Generating Facility with Associated Infrastructure and Landscaping This is the first time we’ve had to consider this type of […]

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New Lower Thames Crossing Announced

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 admin 0

From the BBC website: The £6bn project will link the M25, near North Ockendon, Essex, with the A2 near Shorne, Kent, passing through greenbelt land. The transport secretary said it would create more than 6,000 jobs and boost the economy by more than £8bn. Adam Holloway, Gravesham’s Conservative MP, said […]

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Don’t Put Turkey Fat Down The Pipes!

Sunday, December 7, 2014 admin 1

We aren’t quite in festive mode yet, but here’s a song to remind you not to put turkey fat into the sewer: And this is what can happen if people ignore this advice:

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Things You Might Not Now

Saturday, November 8, 2014 admin 0

If you are looking for something a bit different in youtube, have a look at the playlist for Things You Might Not Know. There are over 70 short videos so far, each around 2 minutes long. The subject matter is varied, but often includes a bit of history, a bit […]

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Mark Francois Sends In Objection To “North Of London Road”

Monday, October 20, 2014 admin 29

It’s not that easy to navigate around the council website, but if you go here: And then search for “London Road” , you will get to Counntyside’s application for about 500 homes North of London Road”. Then click on “plans and comments” and then “view associated documents” – you […]

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Rawreth Parish Council’s Response In Full

Friday, October 17, 2014 admin 4

“RE: Planning Application 14/00627/OUT Countryside Properties (UK) Ltd Land North of London Road, and South of Rawreth Lane and West of Rawreth Industrial Estate, Rawreth Lane, Rawreth Essex Further to your letter, enclosing a copy of the submitted plans and applications in respect of the proposals detailed above, Council have […]