It was confirmed to us today that the “North of London Road” outline planning application will come to the Development Committee on the 29th.
It’s worth repeating what we put in our latest Focus:
The meeting is in the Civic Suite in Rayleigh (opposite Holy Trinity Church). It is due to start at 7:30 p.m…….
….. You won?t be able to speak at the meeting but we do urge people to come along and listen. As your ward councillors we will be pointing out all the local concerns ? and will be hard to convince other councillors that we have problems like traffic and flooding if the public gallery is empty!
Over the last 30 years there?s been LOTS of development in West Rayleigh and Rawreth. Some of it has been very successful, for example in the Downhall Park Way area. But as each development has taken place, it has added to road congestion and put more pressure on our local infrastructure and facilities….
…..when it gets to the final stage of [being] a planning application, the rules change. No district councillor is allowed to make up their minds up in advance. (Including us, so although Ron and Chris will definitely point out residents? concerns we cannot decide in advance how we will vote). In the same way all councillors have to listen to the debate, and there are no party whips. So let?s see what happens ? we will be glad of your presence and your moral support.