Wakering & Foulness

Amenity Space Saved, Wakering Development Squeaks Through……

At tonight’s meeting of the Development Committee: The outline  application for 6 dwellings on the amenity space at Brocksford Avenue was refused by an overwhelming vote of councillors. Refusal was moved by  Ian  Ward and seconded by Heather Glynn. This pleased the public gallery, which was packed with concerned residents. The application for 116 dwellings at the old Star Lane…
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Officers Recommend : Don’t Allow This Church To Be Demolished

There’s a planning application on the latest “Weekly List” to demolish the United Reform Church to be demolished and be replaced by a two-storey garage/ games room for an adjacent dwelling. The key question here is not whether the building should be kept as a church, because planning permission has already been given to convert it to one residential unit….
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Lost Walks Of Rochford

  From the District Council website   Help us rediscover lost walks and hidden heritage in rural and coastal Rochford District. Join us on foot or online and help reveal the stories of Rochford’s changing landscape through a series of public walks. Walk 1: Barling – Wakering Wednesday 9 July 2014 10am to 2pm Meet at All Saints Church, Church…
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116 Homes, A Takeaway, And Lots Of Windows

It was a long meeting for the District Council Development Committee on Thursday evening. There were only 3 items, but a lot of debate! This was the outcome: Star Lane Brickworks, Great Wakering – 103 houses and 13 flats. This is the kind of application that councillors like in principle – converting a derelict brownfield site into homes. The density…
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The Buddha Pizza Oven

Here’s something a bit diferent… planning application 13/00693/FUL on Foulness Island. It’s the last item on this weeks weekly list, and will be passed if no councillor calls it in by next Wednesday. It’s basically an application to allow some former allotments to be a communal garden with some sculptures. It is a retrospective application – the sculptures are already…
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Recent Planning Applications – One Traveller Pitch, Late Night Opening, A Church Conversion And Two Chalet Bungalows

Here are some brief details of a few recent planning applications (no decisions have been made yet): 13/00392/FUL Retention of a one pitch gypsy/traveller site Land West of pumping station , Watery Lane, Rawreth. 13/00607/FUL Extend opening hours of cafe/restaurant with takeaway facility up to 3 am . 8 Eastwood Road Rayleigh 13/00621/FUL Form accommodation within St Mary’s Church, Foulness…
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Pavement problems In Great Wakering….

  From FixMyStreet Grass verge pitted by parking of cars. Reported in the Pavements/footpaths category anonymously at 08:27, Thursday Sent to Essex County Council 3 minutes later Grass verge muddy and unsightly, edge of pavement becoming broken and dangerous. might not be long before an elderly person trips on pavement due broken edges. Requires to be concreted as has been…
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“Should be attended to with urgency”

    From FixMyStreet today, a Wakering problem: . Broken pavement edges. Reported in the Pavements/footpaths category anonymously at 13:16 today Sent to Essex County Council 4 minutes later Pavement broken with large potholes at edge. This right outside Bell House main entrance, Bell House being shelted housing. Should be attended to with urgency when considering the residents who cross…
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