“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: […]

Electric Vehicle Charging Points for Rayleigh

Saturday, March 23, 2019 Editor 0

Two applications have been submitted for EV charging points in Rayleigh. Location 1 is the Market car park nr the existing Council Offices and location 2 is just outside ‘Feathering your nest’ in the High St. Location 1 seems to be okay however Essex County County have objected the location […]

More Flats for Down Hall Road?

Thursday, March 7, 2019 Editor 0

Where: 110 Down Hall Road, Rayleigh, Essex, SS6 9LT Outline Planning Application (with all matters reserved) for the Demolition of Existing Dwelling and Garage and Erection of 6 No. Flats See the full application here If you want to comment on application we hope you have better ‘luck’ than this […]

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 […]