The District Council website now has the complete agenda for next week’s meeting of the Local Development Framework sub-committee. You can find it on this page here..
This sub-committee is looking at the future housing figures for our district. The key housing figures are as below:
Up to 2015 / 2015-2021
Rayleigh – North of London Road 450 / 200
Rayleigh ? South West 100 / 0
Rochford ? West 300 / 100
Hockley ? West 50 / 0
Hawkwell ? South 100 / 100
Ashingdon ? North East 120 / 0
Ashingdon ? South East 120 / 0
Hullbridge ? South West 0 / 450
Great Wakering ? South West 100 / 100
Great Wakering ? West 50 / 100
Canewdon ? South 60 / 0
Total 1450 / 1050
Rochford ? West 150
Hawkwell ? South 130
Ashingdon ? South East 380
Hullbridge ? South West 90
Great Wakering ? South West 160
Canewdon ? South 90
To get the full picture, you need to download the full document (35k). For example, these figures do not include ‘infilling’ of existing urban areas.
These figures are a darn sight fairer than the original figures that had 1800 for Rayleigh.
There’s a long way to go yet. We’ve seen in the past how schemes can change wildly from the original idea. (for example at the Park School site – original idea was for education and recreation only.) We have to make sure that every area gets the infrastructure and amenities it needs.
We will have lots of questions to ask. For example, exactly where is “Rayleigh North Of London Road”? The Lib Dem group of councillors will be considering this document very carefully before we decide whether to support it or not.
Even so, this is a step forward. It’s a success for the residents who opposed the 1800 figure last year, and for the councillors – nearly all Lib Dems – who spoke out.
Some days as a councillor you feel like you are banging your head against a brick wall. This isn’t one of them.
Next week’s meeting is open to the public, please come along.