If you want to keep an eye on every planning application that’s made in the District, it’s easy. You just go to this page on the District Council website.. It has the “Weekly Parish List of Planning Applications.” As people seem to be getting more interested in these, we are going to put a link in our lefthand sidebar.
Here’s two applications from the week ending 4th April (“Greenbelt” has already sent us a comment about the second one.!)As always, if you are a district councillor or district council candidate, remember to keep an open mind on these and don’t make a comment unless it’s a simple question!
Parish: Rayleigh Town Council
Officer: Mrs Judith Adams
Proposal: Change of Use from Retail (A1) to Use as a Public House, Wine Bar or Other Drinking Establishment (A4) Location: Grid Reference 37 Websters Way Rayleigh
Easting 580694 Northing 190581
Applicant: Mr John Meredith 289a Prince Avenue Westcliff- On- Sea Essex SS0 0JP
Parish: Rawreth Parish
Council Ward: Downhall And Rawreth
Officer: Mr Mike Stranks
Proposal: Change of Use of Horticultural Storage Building to B8 Use For Storage or as a Distribution Centre.
Location: Grid Reference Hambro Nursery Chelmsford Road Rawreth
Easting 578426 Northing 193563
Applicant: Mr J Smith (M D Smith And Son) Hambro Nursery Chelmsford Road Rawreth Wickford Essex SS11 8SY
Agent: Whirledge And Nott (Miss Kate Jennings)
The Black Barn Lubards Lodge Farm Hullbridge Road Rayleigh Essex SS6 9QG
Historical note: the agent for this application, Ms Jennings, was the first ‘member of the public’ who spoke at a Rochford District planning meeting.