Planning Applications

70 Hockley Homes, An Ashingdon Dementia Unit, 9 Rayleigh Flats And Some External Stairs

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You can download this week’s list of new planning applications here. Here are details of four of them: 70 new homes  in Folly Lane, Hockley: 15/00599/FUL Parish: Hockley Parish Council Ward: Hockley West Responsibility:Committee/Weekly List Officer: Mrs Claire Buckley Proposal: Erection of 70 Dwellings, Together With Improvements to Existing Access, Pedestrian Access, Car Parking, Landscaping, Open Space, and Related Works…
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2 Planning Applications Just In – Caravans + Horses Off Hullbridge Road, Two Houses Off Cheapside East – UPDATED

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Here are two of the latest planning applications: The first is in Downhall and Rawreth ward, we think just inside Rayleigh’s parish booundary: Application 15/00448/FUL Location: Land South Of Woodville, Hullbridge Road, Rayleigh, Essex, Mixed Use of Land For The Stationing of Caravans For Residential Purposes and Keeping of Horses Together With the Formation of Hardstanding and Utility/Dayroom UPDATE: 8th…
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What Happened At THAT Meeting: District Council Voted NOT To Defend The “North Of London Road” Appeal.

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The minutes for the July 23rd meeting are now on the District Council website! The District Council has voted NOT to defend the appeal on the “North of London Road” site, despite the refusal in January being supported by most councillors, the leaders of all the political groups, our local MP and thousands of local residents. This is the decision:…
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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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