RDC Managing Director Perplexed By Member Question On Traveller Site

Thursday, January 31, 2019 Editor 0

Managing Director, Shaun Scrutton of Rochford District Council looked totally perplexed when asked a question by opposition Councillor, John Mason during today’s meeting of the planning policy subcommittee When asked “Why the Council hasn’t taken any positive action….” whilst referring to the site know as GT1 (Michelins Farm)* the Managing […]

Consultation on the Gypsy and Traveller Issues Paper

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 Editor 3

We’ve previously posted on where Travellers sites could be allocated in the Rochford District. Here’s a list for quick reference This should be noted is ONE of the options – other options for travellers sites are set out in Fig 2.1 & Fig 2.2 The consultation will be on the […]

Here’s Where Travellers Could Pitch Up

Friday, January 25, 2019 Editor 2

Here at onlineFOCUS, we’ve been watching the Council blunder through the allocation of Traveller sites in the Rochford District. Now they have released their latest reports to be discussed at the Planning Policy Sub-Committee on 31 January 2019 at 09:30 Item 7 Report: South Essex Gypsy and Traveller Accommodation Assessment […]

More Illegal Travellers Sites…

Sunday, January 20, 2019 Editor 1

Change Use Of Land For Siting Of Caravans For Residential Occupation As a Private Gypsy/Traveller Site Comprising One Static Mobile Home And Three Touring Caravans With HardStanding And Cess Pool (retrospective)Planning ApplicationIllegal travellers sites continue to be applied for as ‘legal’ either through the local Council planning process or via […]

Travellers Site Refusal Goes Against Officers Recommendation

Tuesday, September 11, 2018 Editor 0

We updated our post on The development committee tonight heard a presentation from Rochford District Councils planning officer that heavily weighted the argument to approve an illegal travellers camp on the basis of what a government planning inspector could rule if the application went to appeal. Rochford District Council currently finds […]

Town Council Tackles District Council Over Lack of Action on Allocation of Travellers Sites

Monday, September 10, 2018 Editor 0

onlineFOCUS has learned that Rayleigh Town Council has written to Rochford District Council over it’s inability to deliver an allocated travellers pitch(s) in the DIstrict, which has led to illegal sites and criticism from government planning inspectors. Development Committee meets tomorrow night to discuss yet another ‘greenbelt’ application by travellers in […]

Another ‘Unofficial’ Travellers Site for the District?

Monday, August 6, 2018 Editor 0

An application has been submitted to Rochford District Council for a new travellers site in Goldsmith Drive. Proposal: Proposed use of land as a traveller site comprising 2 mobile homes, day room and touring caravans together with access, hardstanding and cesspit on land opposite 2 Goldsmith Drive, Rayleigh.Site Location: Land opposite […]

Travellers Site for Canewdon

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 Editor 0

Post updated   This Thursday (28th June) will see amongst others, an application for a 4 pitch, travellers site in Canewdon in Pudsey Hall Lane come before RDC development committee. This is a retrospective application for the proposed use of land at Pudsey Hall Lane for a Gypsy/Traveller pitch comprising […]