The District Council is creating a new “Local Plan” . This will determine what land can be used for housing in the next few years. The Council has already decided what sites it wants to be used for housing – most of this land is off Rawreth Lane, which is not something we are pleased about.
But there are a lot of other people – mostly landowners – who would like their land to be used for housing as well. The Council has said “no” this time – but don’t be surprised if these people try again in the future.
Anywhere, here is a fairly complete list of people who suggested extra sites for housing land. (by the way, all these names are in a public document, so there’ s no problem about telling you.)
Some of these landowners may be feeling a little sore that their sites were rejected. After all, when the County Council wanted to build houses on the Park School Sports Pitch, the District Council went so far as to arrange a confidential meeting of the council to agree to it happening.
As always, we?ll look at any planning applications fairly and only judge them on planning issues. Actually, at the moment we are not expecting any planning applications – they probably wouldn’t be made unless the land was first taken out of the Green Belt by the local plan. As we said above, the council doesn’t want that to happen for any of these sites.
Barrett Eastern Counties – Include land at Brays Lane , Ashingdon for housing.
P R Ellaway – include land west of Pudsey Hall Lane either for the current plan or as an extra site if needed.
Great Wakering and Little Wakering
Swan Hill Homes Ltd – land south of Great Wakering should be allocated.
New World Designers – land between 181-193 Little Wakering Road should be used for affordable housing.
Belcham Fisher Smith Trust – land between Whitelands and Devonshire House, Barling Road.
A and W Bentall – land East of Kimberly Road, Great Wakering
David Grew- adjoing Greenacres, Park Gardens Hawkwell.
Magees Nurseries – land north of Rectory Road
Mr Dudley Ball – Land at Westview , Church Road, Hockley should be removed from the Green Belt.
Mr and Mrs Snell – add Greensleeves 57 High Road, Hockley for housing
Westbury Homes – include land at Greensward Lane , Hockley. for housing.
David Grew – rear of Folly Chase, Hockley
Jacquie Hitchcock – land on corner of Greensward lane and Trinity Wood Lane.
Mr Russell – land near junction of Greensward Lane and Harrogate Drive
Mr Hammond – Woodhouse, Woodside Road
Mr TC Harold – land north of Hockley Woods (currently a golf driving range) should become residential.
Bradley Stanker planning – piece of land east of Etheldore Avenue
CWM Farm partnership – land to the South of Pooles Lane
Landowners in Pooles Lane, and Berkeley Homes – 4 homes in the Green belt should become Residential land.
A H Philpot and Sons Ltd – Remove all of the existing sites for housing and replace it with land between Wickford and west of Shotgate Farm
M. A Searles – land at the Yard, Trenders Avenue
CH Carter and Son – land east of Chelmsford Road, either side of Gooses Farm
Rayleigh and Eastwood
Powergen UK – former TXU offices in London Road, Rayleigh should be added to Housing Site Allocation – estimated capacity 100
Mr and Mrs Poole – Lime House site in Rayleigh.
Breams Trustees – Ltd – land adjacent to the railway line and east of Ferndale Road- should be used for residential purposes.
JT Byford – Land at the Poyntens
Barrie Stone – Land north of the A127 , between Lynnwood Nurseries and Rayleigh Downs Road
George Wimpey East london – the green belt boundary near Wellington Road should be amended
George Wimpey East London – Wellington Road, Rochford dhould be for 160 units.
Mr G Marshall – land next to Southend Road, Warners Bridge Chase
FEG Beckwith – Coombs Farm , Stambridge Road, should be removed from the Green Belt
Gibbons Farms – land east and west of South Fambridge Village