Planning Applications

New Planning Application In Rayleigh High Street

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There’s a new planning application that’s recently come in. It’s for 57 to 61 High Street Rayleigh, which we think includes Santander Bank, New Look and Elliott and Smith, the new estate agents. You can find the application on the council website here. The application is described as: Shopfront Alterations , Erection of First Floor Corridor and Change of Use…
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An Extraordinary Extraordinary Late Night Council Meeting

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The extraordinary council meeting tonight turned into a really extraordinary one. It began at 9.10 pm after the Development Committee finished. Chris Black got in an early question – the agenda only said we were discussing a private and confidential report on a forthcoming planning appeal, could it at least be made public which appeal it was? So we can…
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Just Because A Document Is Big, It Doesn’t Mean It Is Right

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If you look on the District Council website here and look down the page you can find and download the  Environmental Statement – Appendix G – Transport Assessment and Travel Plan (updated May 2015) It’s a big document (19Mb) and it’s 253 pages long. The 132nd page is surprising. The opening summary includes the following: That certainly sounds encouraging ,…
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Archaeologists, Queen Guinevere and 8000 Residents v The Planning Inspectorate

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An interesting article in the Guardian shows just how unyielding the Planning Inspectorate can be on big housing applications. It’s an example from Shropshire: A powerful group of senior archaeologists are sharpening their trowels to fight “ethically unacceptable” plans they say will destroy one of the nation’s greatest Iron Age treasures. Old Oswestry Hill Fort, an imposing ancient feature that…
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How To Find The New Countryside Application

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The District Council Website isn’t the easiest to navigate. To find the latest big planning application from Countryside – for housing “North of London Road”: Go to the Council website at http://www.rochford.gov.uk/ Then select “Planning” from the menu on the left side of the screen. Then select “Planning Appications” Then select “View Planning Appications” This takes you to a map,…
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