We are still concerned about the Conservatives decision last week to support new housing figures of 1800 for Rayleigh, 1000 for Rochford/ Ashingdon etc without any background information on how council officers came up with these numbers.
One of our campaigners, Jackie Dillnutt, is using the Freedom of Information Act to request the notes and documents that the officers used when creating the figures. Jackie said
“I want to discover what’s really going on here. People keep telling me that we need more facilities before we get more building. I also want to know why the council is pushing on with this when we could have a different government in a year with different planning policies“