Update Councillor & Campaigner James Newport has reported back to the FOCUS team that the roof top garden has been closed (cleared). Reports from users of the Rayleigh Leisure Centre, also indicate that some efforts are being made on internal maintenance. James has contacted both Rayleigh & Clements Hall Leisure […]
We heard from some residents today that unfortunately, the Tory canvassers have had to fabricate a story about us Lib Dems joining forces with UKIP. We know most of them live in cloud cuckoo land, but really – is this the best they can think of? It’s sad that the […]
Often vacant at Council meetings, is the public gallery. Whatever Council meeting that may be, Parish, Town & District – the fact is there is lack of interest from the public in the proceedings. A resident told us today that she had been ‘shouted down’ whilst speaking a Council meeting. […]
What’s this all about? Well, this is the Strategic Housing and Employment Land Availability Assessment (SHELAA) which will form part of the evidence in the new local plan. The issue of SHELAA will always, in my opinion, be contentious. It is worth noting that at this stage although the sites have […]
Two associated applications have been submitted for development in Rawreth Development of a 49.99 MW Battery Storage Facility with associated infrastructure and landscaping Development of a 49.99 MW Gas Fired Electricity Generating Facility with Associated Infrastructure and Landscaping This is the first time we’ve had to consider this type of […]
We have two Focus leaflets currently going out in Downhall & Rawreth, and Sweyne Park and Grange. If anyone wants to give us some help, please let us know!
… at 7:30 at the village hall, as usual. With a hot drink and a public question time for visitors.
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 […]
The application from Countryside for “North of London Road” can now be found on the council website. The reference number is 17/00578/REM and you should be able to see it by following this link. We have asked the council to put a link on the front of the council website. […]
From Countryside’s website: Plans submitted for Phase 1 of development at West of Rayleigh. Countryside has submitted detailed plans and designs for the first 192 new homes on land north of London Road and south of Rawreth Lane in Rayleigh, Essex to Rochford District Council. In 2016, Rochford District Council […]
A new planning application is just in, for 16 homes at Fairways Garden Centre in Hullbridge Road: Application Reference:17/00431/OUT Planning Portal Reference Number: PP-06028788 Address Of Proposal:Fairways Garden Centre , Hullbridge Road, Rayleigh, SS6 9QS Proposal: Outline Application to Demolish Commercial and Retail Units and Construct 4no. Two Bedroom, 8no. […]
County Council candidates Chris Stanley and Chris Black did our duty tonight and went to the Annual Rawreth Parish Meeting No sign of the other County Council candidates though. It was an interesting – and passionate – meeting. We’re off to our beds now to get some sleep before an […]