Traveller Caravan And Coral Application Next Thursday

November

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Next Thursday’s Development Control Meeting currently only has two applications to deal with. You can download the whole agenda from here. the meeting starts at 7:30 at the Civic Suite in Rayleigh , next to the Market Car Park.

Both applications are recommended for approval.

The first is in Ashingdon parish and is for three caravans for a gypsy/travelling family:

08/00275/FUL TO SITE ON A PERMANENT BASIS ONE MOBILE HOME AND TWO TOURING CARAVANS FOR GYPSY/TRAVELLING FAMILY THE PEAR TREE 750 NEW PARK ROAD HOCKLEY

… the planning situation is a bit complicated, you need to read the full report to understand it.

The second is for the Coral scheme at the Park School site in Rayleigh:

TITLE :
08/00789/FUL ERECT PART SINGLE STOREY PART TWO STOREY MIXED USE BUILDING COMPRISING 6 COMMERCIAL UNITS WITHIN USE CLASS A1: SHOPS, CLASS A2: FINANCIAL AND PROFESSIONAL, CLASS A3: FOOD AND DRINK, CLASS A5: HOT FOOD TAKEAWAYS, CLASS D1: NON? RESIDENTIAL INSTITUTIONS AND CLASS B1 BUSINESS AND ASSOCIATED PARKING ASDA PRIORY CHASE RAYLEIGH
APPLICANT :
PROJECT CORAL (RAYLEIGH) LTD

Here’s a couple of extracts from the report:

2.5
The proposed building would be two storey fronting onto Rawreth Lane for a length of 26.5m and returning at the junction onto Priory Chase at two storey for a length of 19.5m onto Priory Chase. The remaining frontage onto Priory Chase would be single storey for a further 32.5m. The building would have a ridge height of 9.3m from ground level lowering to 8.4m from ground level over the single storey element. The first floor accommodation would be contained within the roof design and served by gable windows, roof lights and dormers.
2.6
The building would be divided into one two storey unit having a total floor area of 343.7 square metres and five single storey units each varying in size between 92.6 square metres and 104.7 square metres. The total floor space over the development would be 835.2 square metres.
2.7
The building would provide a frontage onto Rawreth Lane and Priory Chase but with the units accessible from the car park area. The area around the building would be paved.
2.8
Within the site the proposal would provide 23 car parking spaces, including two disabled spaces. The layout also provides a service bay 6m long and 3.6m wide into the radius of the entry into the car parking area to serve the greater site.
2.9
The layout would provide nine bicycle stands on the wider paved area at the rear of the building.
2.10
The layout would provide for individual refuse stores to the rear of the building accessed from the car parking area.
2.11
An Automatic Teller cash dispensing machine is also included in the end unit fronting onto the car park entrance.
2.12
The building would be finished in slate tiles to the roof and a mix of rendered block work and red brick to the walls. The fenestration would be in grey powder coated aluminium.
2.13
The applicants, Project Coral (Rayleigh) Ltd, have a conditional contract with the site owner, Asda Stores. Should the application not be successful then Asda retain the site ownership and will decide how to best utilise the land to meet their commercial/operational requirements.

2.14
The applicants seek a flexible permission to enable the broad range of uses sought to be marketed. The applicants do not consider that a building with individual uses ascribed to specific units could be successfully occupied or attractive commercially. To this end, the applicants seek a permission that would allow shops (A1), financial and professional services such as banks and betting offices (A2), restaurants and caf?s (A3), hot food takeaways (A5), business, office or light industry appropriate to a residential area (B1) and non residential institutions such as clinic, cr?che, hall type uses (D1).
2.15
The applicants have discussed the issue around the scope of such a permission with officers and submit the following condition for consideration to allow the flexibility they seek.
Condition:
No more than two of the permitted units shall fall within Use Class A3 and or A5 as set out in the Town and Country Planning (Use Classes) Order 1987 (as amended) at any one time, without the prior written approval of the Local Planning Authority.
Reason: To maintain the diversity of uses within the centre valuable to the local community, which is otherwise poorly served by shops and other facilities.

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  • 2.13
    The applicants, Project Coral (Rayleigh) Ltd, have a conditional contract with the site owner, Asda Stores. Should the application not be successful then Asda retain the site ownership and will decide how to best utilise the land to meet their commercial/operational requirements.

    I’m sure everyone is familiar with my arguements against these “neighbourhood” shops so I won’t go over old ground… Hopefully Project Coral’s application will be declined on Thursday. I’m not holding my breath as the decision has already been made – “application recommended for approval.”

    If a miracle happens on Thursday perhaps the site owners (ASDA) would like to give up the land for affordable housing i.e. flats WITHOUT the shops!

    After all it’s an “available” brown fields site and could be used by RDC to account for some of the housing they are been “forced” into providing in Rawreth/West Rayleigh…

  • This application needs to be APPROVED. It was indicated in the previous application that if it was refused and the land went back under ASDA control, then it had been considered that a petrol station could be sited there. I for one would rather have to look at a building housing a few shops, then one petrol station and the additional traffic, noise pollution and fume pollution that would result from a petrol station. Could Rawreth Lane cope with additional traffic caused by a petrol station? I doubt it!

  • Whichever way ASDA win again. If these extra houses are built in Rawreth / West Rayleigh whats the betting there will be an ASDA superstore built, with the blessing of RDC. These houses will mean the end of the greenbelt for one half of Rawreth. I wonder which developer/s have been in discussion with the farmer and RDC?

  • Let them build an ASDA superstore – just make sure it’s away from housing. THEN, knock down that monstrosity on my front door, and put a few more houses on that site.

    That would be a dream come true for Coppice Gate residents.

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