Michelins Farm Planning Application

Sunday, December 9, 2018 Editor 3

An application has been received to develop the land at Michelins Farm (location of the great tyre fire). It’s hard to work out the exact plans due to the ‘dial-up’ speed of RDC’s website and we will seek further clarification of the plans in due course. Hybrid planning application: full […]

Fairways Diner Appeal

Sunday, September 30, 2018 Editor 0

Back for ‘seconds’ is the Fairways Diner application. onlineFOCUS readers may remember we wrote about the application for development on the Fairways Diner site. We now learn that this application has gone to appeal. An appeal has been made to the Secretary of State and will be decided by the written […]

Barn Conversions in Rawreth

Monday, August 27, 2018 Editor 0

We’d love to tell you more but the I.T is STILL not working at Rochford District Council 18/00658/FUL Parish: Rawreth Parish Council Ward: Downhall And Rawreth Responsibility: Committee/Weekly List; Officer: Mr Arwel Evans Proposal: Proposed Conversion of Existing Barns into 6no. Dwellings Determination Date 10th September 2018 Location: Barns East […]

Bullwood Hall Prison Redevelopment

Saturday, April 21, 2018 Editor 0

Application Number –17/00964/FUL Redevelopment of former prison complex to provide 72 dwellings comprising 14 no five bedroomed, 13 no four bedroomed,18 no three bedroomed, 9 no two bedroomed houses, and 9 no two bedroomed and 9 no one bedroomed apartments Last Thursday saw this application come before the development committee. […]

16 New Houses at Fairways Garden Centre

Thursday, March 22, 2018 Editor 0

FAIRWAYS GARDEN CENTRE, HULLBRIDGE ROAD, RAYLEIGH, SS6 9QS OUTLINE APPLICATION TO DEMOLISH COMMERCIAL AND RETAIL UNITS AND CONSTRUCT 4NO. TWO- BEDROOM, 8NO. THREE-BEDROOM DWELLINGS AND 4NO. FOUR-BEDROOM DWELLINGS (16 DWELLINGS IN TOTAL) WITH ACCESS ONTO HULLBRIDGE ROAD An application for 16 new dwellings was refused at tonight’s development committee. Reasons […]

Timber Grove – Since 2012

Thursday, February 15, 2018 Editor 0

The application for Timber Grove has been ‘knocking about’ since 2012. With the latest incarnation of the plan coming forward in January 2018. Those who aren’t familiar with the application can find more details here. In January, the development committee unanimously voted for refusal for many reasons, but in essence […]

Another Bite of the Cherry for Timber Grove Applicants

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 Editor 0

The onlineFOCUS team have received this communication from Rochford District Council in regards to the Timber Grove planning application. The officer cites one of the reasons for bringing the application back to committee as the ‘poor IT in relation to this presentation’ This is somewhat surprising, considering the IT systems at […]

Development Committee 11/1/18

Wednesday, January 3, 2018 Editor 3

There is one undoubtedly big application coming to development committee on the 11th January – Timber Grove with a proposal of 83 dwellings The full agenda is available here  416/00899/FUL – Timber Grove, London Road, Rayleigh To consider an application for the demolition of an existing care home and all […]

The Trick Is In Getting The Developer To Do this…

Thursday, September 28, 2017 admin 6

If you want to operate a leisure or fitness business in our area, where do you locate? If it’s an open air activity, you can probably do it in the green belt. But if you need an actual building, you might not get planning permission in the green belt. In […]

Application In The Rayleigh Conservative Conservation Area!

Friday, September 8, 2017 admin 2

There’s a planning application to remove an unwanted door at Rayleigh Conservative Club, which is inside the Rayleigh Conservation Area. You can find it here, starting on page 14. The Rayleigh Conservative Club is inside the Rayleigh Conservation Area , which means there are various heritage and architectural issues to […]

“Planning applications to cost taxpayers £1bn over next five years”

Saturday, September 2, 2017 admin 0

From the Inside Housing website this week- an alarming figure: “Council taxpayers will spend £1bn covering local authorities’ costs of processing planning applications in the next five years, the Local Government Association (LGA) has said. Local authorities are unable to recover the full cost of handling applications through planning fees, […]

“North Of London Road” – Where Are We Now?

Saturday, August 26, 2017 admin 8

As long-time readers will know, we OPPOSED building on green fields in the West Rayleigh / Rawreth area. But after some bitter battles in the council chamber, we lost the vote, and development is slowly but surely going ahead. Countryside Developments already have ‘outline’ permission on their large site between […]