On Tuesday night councillors are being asked to approve the District Council’s “Vision Statement” for the years ahead. It begins by aiming to ?make Rochford District the place of choice in the county to live, work and visit?. The last bit seems over-ambitious – can we really make our district the place to visit ahead of Lakeside, Southend-on-Sea , Walton-on-the-Maze, Braintree Freeport, Audley End, Colchester, Colchester ????)
There are good things in this document. But Jackie Dillnutt was the first of us to spot this, down on the very last page:
By 2017 ….. Secure a range of new mixed housing developing on several large-scale sites linked to local infrastructure upgrades and connected to public open space.
We thought the Conservatives were proposing a range of sites for sharing out the development – not just ‘several large-scale sites’ . Who has come up with this suggestion?