Remote Meetings To Commence At Rochford District Council

Thursday, April 30, 2020 Editor 1

Remote meetings are to commence at Rochford District, with the first ‘major’ meeting being the development committee on 7th May 2020. As far as we know the Council has to provide the public access to this meeting but how they intend to do it we are unsure of, as details […]

A Case of Bad Planning?

Tuesday, April 28, 2020 Editor 0

Residents may have noticed the yellow notices that are attached to street furniture in the vicinity of intended development areas and these are usually supplmented by letters to nearby residents. However, it recently came to attention of some Council members that these letters had been suspended without any consultation with […]

This Is No Pint Sized Planning Application

Saturday, January 18, 2020 Editor 2

11 flats are proposed for The White Horse site in Rochford. The application proposal is to Demolish Public House and construct three storey building comprising 1no. one-bed and 10no. 2-bed flats with new access parking and amenity areas As usual, the full application and comments can be submitted on the […]

16 Dwellings For Fairways Garden Centre

Friday, November 29, 2019 Editor 0

The applicant appealed the refusal of the planning application for the Fairways Garden and the planning inspector has overturned the decision of Rochford District Council. …the independent assessment concluded that as the development is a high value residential scheme, affordable housing is not considered appropriate What’s more worrying is that […]

“Those who fail to learn from the past are doomed to repeat it.”

Friday, October 18, 2019 Editor 0

Rochford District Council development committee was once again abandoned last night due to another epic ICT failure! Conservative chaos continues to reign over the councils ICT with the poor decision making which has moved beyond the embarrassment stage. As officers scrabbled to try to recover the ICT systems it was […]

Rochford District Council’s Application REFUSED

Friday, August 30, 2019 Editor 1

Last nights development committee was a busy one with a ballsy application from RDC‘s officers for two self-contained apartments. Councillors, however, voted to refuse permission as inadequate parking was provided. It is quite something when RDC’s own officers are putting forward applications that don’t meet the required standards!

Protests In the East

Friday, July 19, 2019 Editor 0

From time to time, we do have to smile to ourselves (otherwise I think we would cry and cause a major flood). Residents are now up in arms over the land allocation for 600 homes in the east of the district next to Holt Farm primary school. Rightly so though, […]

Land North of London Road Application Moves Along…

Sunday, April 14, 2019 Editor 1

If you’d like to comment on this application please click here(19/00315/REM) Proposal: Reserved Matters Application for Construction of Spine Road (Central Section), Erection of Additional Pumping Station and Electricity Substation, Construction of Surface Water Attenuation Pond and Associated Strategic Landscaping.Determination Date 21st June 2019Location: Land North Of London Road And […]

Micropub Anyone?

Sunday, April 14, 2019 Editor 7

If you’d like to comment on this application click here(19/00257/FUL) Proposal: Change of use of building from class A1 (retail) to a mixed use of predominately A4 (drinking establishment) and some A1 (retail) toallow for use of building as a micropub with retail sales. Determination Date – 13th May 2019Location: […]