An Application For 26 Flats On London Road

Saturday, March 27, 2021 Editor 5

We reported back in January on the application that was likely to come forward by a developer for 26 flats on the site of the Jems Co Car Sales site on London Road opposite the BP Garage. The formal application is now in! Demolition of existing buildings and structures and […]

Action Group Eyes Up Legal Scrutiny Of Developers Plans

Saturday, December 12, 2020 Editor 0

An action group in the East of the District is eying up legal scrutiny of developer’s plans for 600+ houses in Ashingdon (SER8). There have been calls by the residents group for pledges of donations towards a £5k upfront payment to a planning QC. This of course ‘ups the stakes’ […]

Proposed demolition of existing buildings. Redevelopment of the site to provide 2 No commercial units and 26 No residential apartments with associated landscaping

Thursday, July 16, 2020 Editor 3

Despite the country being in a state of paralysis, an application has been received during the lockdown period to redevelop the former Dairy Crest site.This application comes following a previous application was refused in January 2020. The applicant has reduced the number of units on their latest application although we […]

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!