A list of new planning applications in Rochford District can be downloaded here.
A lot of them are quite small – for things like a wall, or a conservatory. But at least two are more significant:
Parish: Rayleigh Town Council Ward: Downhall And Rawreth
Location: 36 Hullbridge Road Rayleigh
Proposal: Convert Existing Property into 2 x 1 Bedroom and 2 x 2 Bedroom Flats and Erect a new 2 Storey Building Containing 2 x 2 Bedroom Flats and One Two Storey Maisonette.
Access to Car Parking from Mortimer Road. Location: Agent: Mr R Gonsal 134 Eastwood Road Rayleigh Essex SS6 7JR
07/00793/CPO Parish: Rochford Parish Council Ward: Hawkwell South
Location: The King Edmund School Vaughan Close Rochford
Proposal: First Floor Extension to Provide Accommodation for Vocational Training Comprising Library, Two Classbases, Office, Storage and Accessible Toilet.
(ECC ref CC/ROC/104/07)
Applicant: Essex County Council
I have just look at the plans for 36 Hullbridge Road and cannot believe what I’ve seen. There are no other flats on the housing estate consisting of Fairland, Eastview, Mortimer etc so these are really out of keeping. The mini roundabout at the junction of Rawreth Lane and Hullbridge Road is so small that it is struggling with the traffic as it is and will be made worse when Lubbards becomes a housing estate and Rawreth a dual carriage way!!!!!!!
Surely the parking spaces number 7-9 are too close to the top of Mortimer Road which is a nightmare to get out of.
Design and Access Statement – “It is not an ideal location for a family home”. Where is in Rayleigh with so much of it being built on? “There is an infant school within a five minute walk” – this will not encourage people to buy as its not “an ideal location for a family home”.
I am so angry that more and more houses are being knocked down to make way for flats.
The final picture showing a new two storey house next to an old bungalow is rubbish – you can’t compare this to a bungalow with a car park and flats for 17 people next door.
End of time on my soap box.
Keep up the good work.