If you know Down Hall Road in Rayleigh, you’ll know no. 89. It’s the house with the extremely large pond (about 25 metres across). The residential close called Lakeside is built around it.
There’s now a planning application (06/01111/FUL) to demolish the existing house and build a new house and 7 flats. The application hasn’t been ‘validated’ yet by the council, so consultation letters haven’t gone out yet. You can see the details on the council website here.
The application isn’t in Downhall and Rawreth Ward – it’s just ‘over the border’ in Grange Ward. As always, we will follow the local government code of conduct, judge this application on its planning merits, and not make our minds up in advance.