There were three decisions taken at last night’s meeting of the Development Committee:
Extra house in London Road, refused. This was an application for an extra house by Pearson’s Farm , London Road, Rayleigh. It was refused for a whole series of reasons, including awkward , sub-standard garden size, and any vehicles visiting needing to reverse out onto the main road.
Extension To Southend Airport Terminal , with five more aircraft stands , passed. There were some strong objections from residents, however the key factor for most councillors was that the limit of 53,300 (plus 5,300 cargo) aircraft movements a year would still apply. One of the ward councillors, Keith Gordon , moved approval, neither of the other ward councillors wanted to speak and rather to everyone else’s surprise a vote was then taken very quickly. The application was passed overwhelmingly, with only Councillors Michael and Diane Hoy voting against.
Cricket Pitch in Stambridge Road , Stambridge , passed. Council planners had originally recommended refusal becasue there had been no floood risk assessment. However an assessment had now been carried out so the application was passed.