Spatial Options Consultation EXTENDED

Tuesday, August 24, 2021 Editor 0

We are pleased to report that Rochford District Council has announced that they have extended the deadline for the consultation until the 22nd of September. Lib Dem and RDR Councillors had made representations to officers to extend the deadline giving more time past the summer holidays for residents to respond […]

How-to: Using the Spatial Option Interactive Map

Friday, August 20, 2021 Editor 0

The spatial options consultation is in full flow and will close later on in September 2021. Some residents have reported issues to us on how to use the online interactive map, so James has done a quick explainer for you. Hope it helps! Of course, if you are still stuck […]

Meet The Officers for the Spatial Options Consultation

Thursday, August 5, 2021 Editor 3

Officers from the Strategic Planning team will be holding a number informal outdoor “drop by” information stands on the Local Plan throughout August. The purpose of these stands is to advertise the consultation to the public, allow members of the public to ask questions about the consultation and to address […]

New Local Plan Takes Another Step Forward

Sunday, July 25, 2021 Editor 3

The spatial options consultation will come forward for public consultation in the next week or so, we are led to believe. This will be another important step towards the development of the new local plan and residents should really be ready to respond to this as this will look at […]

Development Warning for Rayleigh and Other Small Towns

Thursday, May 13, 2021 Editor 0

The Construction Industry must have been doing ‘high fives’ after hearing this week’s Queen’s Speech.  The statement written for the Queen by the Conservative government included their proposed Planning Bill, which has been described as a ‘Developers Charter’. The controversial plans include proposals to scrap Section 106 agreements which give […]

Another Poor Response

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 Editor 0

We’re shocked to read in a recent audit report that just 650 responses were received for the New Local Plan consultation. Why are we shocked as we know that RDC is hopeless at consultations? The real reason is that 947 responses were given by Rayleigh Action Group to the council! […]

A Garden Village for the East of the District?

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 Editor 0

Local Conservative MP for Rayleigh & Wickford, Mark Francois, has published his response to the ‘issues & options’ consultation. He writes Critically, I believe that we should not countenance any major development in the district without the necessary infrastructure improvements being guaranteed to go with them He then goes on […]

Great Wakering & The New Local Plan

Thursday, February 22, 2018 Editor 0

Today, we’ve been over in Great Wakering assisting the ‘Friends of Rochford District‘ with their exhibition about the new local plan. Rochford District Council, in their infinite wisdom, omitted to hold a public exhibition in Wakering and we think that was a mistake. Gt Wakering, is a lovely village, with […]

The Local Plan – Up Close & Personal

Sunday, February 18, 2018 Editor 0

The Lib Dem team spent a successful Saturday morning getting ‘up close & personal’ in Rayleigh High St, providing information to residents about the Local Plan, Issues & Options consultation. Many residents were both delighted and enthralled with our ‘pop up’ exhibition and we struggled to keep up with the […]

The New Local Plan

Thursday, January 25, 2018 Editor 1

Not so much to report yet, as we’re still reading it, but have you ever waded through treacle? If you have  you’ll know how we feel. If you want to be empathetic then you too can read it here

More on the New Local Plan – Issues and Options

Friday, November 17, 2017 Editor 2

Residents will be urged to take part in the forthcoming consultation on the new Local Plan. Key subject matters are Economic Development Needs Retail and Leisure Needs Duty to Cooperate Highways Gypsy and Travellers Accommodation Assessment Infrastructure Grow On Space The relevant papers can be found here As usual please […]