What Happened With Tuesday’s Planning Applications

  • 4 applications for ?rooms in the roof? for the new houses being built behind 56 Hullbridge Road, Rayleigh : These were passed. We managed to get some extra conditions regarding the rooflight windows on the top floors. We also passed on residents complaints about noise form the workers on the site.
  • Bowling Alley in Hockley : This was passed – proposed by Cllr Heather Glynn, sceconded by Cllr Phil Capon. However councillors did ask for tough conditions on soundproofing.
  • A revised application at the Flacks Nursery Site in Eastwood Road Rayleigh. This was withdrawn by the applicant, so it wasn’t discussed and can’t be passed now.
  • A scheme for 19 flats and 4 houses at the Garage site in Southend Road Great Wakering. This was passed – the Wakering ward councillors were a lot happier than with the previous plan. However one interesting fact came out. To buy a half-share in one of the affordable two-bedroomed flats here will cost ?65,000 – and the housing association will require you to have an income of ?25000!
  • A pair of houses at 133 Eastwood Road, Rayleigh. This was deferred. Most councillors were very uneasy about the way that officers handled this application – putting it on the agenda before the consultation period had expired. So they wanted it deferred , either to the next meeting of the committee, or to an extra committee meeting just for this application.