Update on Travellers in Priory Chase

Tuesday, September 3, 2019 Editor 0

Rochford District Council have issued this press release September 3, 2019 Unauthorised Travellers leave site in the district. Rochford District Council can confirm that Travellers who had taken up illegal encampment at Priory Chase, Rayleigh have now vacated the site. Whilst it is not clear where they have moved to, […]

An Update On Travellers In Priory Chase

Wednesday, August 28, 2019 Editor 0

Straight from the MD at RDC, Shaun Scrutton… The travellers have now departed the field next to Grove allotments.  They left the field in a reasonably tidy state; all rubbish was bagged.  Unfortunately, three of the caravans have moved to the field in Priory Chase next to Rayleigh Leisure Centre. […]

Travellers Face Court Summons – Cherry Orchard Park

Thursday, August 8, 2019 Editor 0

Travellers have once again pitched up illegally at Cherry Orchard Park. The Council has issued the following statement today Court Summons served on Traveller encampment A court summons has been served on Travellers who have set up camp illegally on the car park area at Cherry Orchard Jubilee Country Park, […]

Gypsy/Travellers Site Goes Unopposed By Councillors

Thursday, April 25, 2019 Editor 0

Application Reference:18/01187/FULPlanning Portal Reference Number:PP-07501370Address Of Proposal:Pear Tree 750, New Park Road, Hockley, Essex, SS5 5JXProposal: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 Hard Standing And Cess Pool (retrospective). Another gypsy/travellers site […]

RDC Managing Director Perplexed By Member Question On Traveller Site

Thursday, January 31, 2019 Editor 1

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 3

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 Application Illegal travellers sites continue to be applied for as ‘legal’ either through the local Council planning process […]

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 […]