Archive For The “Green Belt” Category

Green Belt Graphics

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Green Belt Graphics

The Campaign To Protect Rural England issued a document this month entitled “Green Belt Under Siege: 2016 “. you can download it from here. They recommend that the government should: abandon proposals to relax Green Belt policy and make it clearer that unnecessa ry or major losses of Green Belt should be avoided reaffirm that…

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Connecting With Nature

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Connecting With Nature

Last week we mentioned the District Council’s Winter in Rochford photography competition. Which brings us nicely to an article in the New Statesman by Helen MacDonald about the Ladybird Book “What To Look For In Winter”, , first published in 1959: “I also remembered all these pictures: 24 watercolours of hoar frost and rooks under…

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A New Map For Development Watchers

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A New Map For Development Watchers

The South East Essex Action Group Alliance have produced a new map – you can see the full-size version  at http://seeaga.uk/map.html It shows proposed developments in this part of the county. We are told that  tthe new orange tabs are the potential developments from the new Basildon district plan released recently – on top of…

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What Are Passivhauses ?

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What Are Passivhauses ?

This week’s “Yellow List” of planning applications can be downloaded here. These are applications that probably don’t need to go the Development Committee. Officers have prepared a report on each one, with a recommendation. If no councillor calls it by Wednesday lunchtime, the recommendation comes into effect. Two of the applications this week are small…

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Here We Go Again?

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Here We Go Again?

The Echo has reported on possible proposals in Basildon’s Local Development Plan that could put 900 homes to the east, north and west of Wick Country park in Wickford. This is on the A127 not far away from Rawreth. For those not familiar with this country park we’ve produced a quick map with question marks…

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BREAKING NEWS: Sports Pitches Application Delay

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BREAKING NEWS: Sports Pitches Application Delay

The application for sports pitches in Old London Road. Rawreth, due to be decided tomorrow night, will now be delayed to a later meeting, due to a holding objection from the environment agency! get viagra avoid prescription , selling viagra , how does viagra work , herbal viagra , generic viagra , purchase cialis overnight…

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Goldsmith Drive Application Refused

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The application for a site for travelling show people in Goldsmith Drive, Rayleigh, was refused at the Development Committee tonight. Reasons for refusal were inappropriate use of the Green Belt, and poor access. Chris Black was the main speaker against the application, and asked for the wording of the refusal to include  the impact on…

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Goldsmith Drive Application Recommended For REFUSAL

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The planning application at Goldsmith Drive, Rayleigh for a site from Travelling Show People comes to the Development Committee next Thursday 30th.Officers are recommending refusal for Green Belt reasons and also poor access. You can find the full report here Here is the full officers recommendation: 7 RECOMMENDATION 7.1 It is proposed that the Committee…

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Southend Airport Want An Extension To Their Extension

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Southend Airport Want An Extension To Their Extension

Southend Airport already have planning permission for an extension to their terminal building. That extension is being built now. The airport is now applying for another extension of their terminal. They say this would improve passenger facilities and allow the UK Border Agency to separate arriving international passengers from arriving domestic passengers. Planning officers are…

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The Council Press On With Their Development Plans

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The Council Press On With Their Development Plans

  At last Tuesday’s meeting the District Council pressed on with their plans  for future development. Who was there? The six councillors on the sub-committee were all there – 5 Conservatives: Keith Hudson, Heather Glynn, Keith Gordon, Simon Smith and Colin Seagers and 1 Lib Dem: Chris Black. When you are outnumbered 5 to 1,…

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Another Look At Rayleigh Town Football Club

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Another Look At Rayleigh Town Football Club

The latest District Council proposals aren’t yet agreed, but they involve building houses where Rayleigh Town football club currently play! The club would be offered a new site. If you don’t know much about the club, The Grounds For Concern Blog has a very thorough look at Rayleigh Town Football Club here and makes some…

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What Could Really Happen In Our Green Belt

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What Could <i>Really</i>  Happen In Our Green Belt

Last week we showed the following figures for proposed housing in the Green Belt: However the document going to councillors at the moment says these are only minimum figures, the council may allow more houysing if required to meet our five year supply. So if houses don’t get built in one location they may get…

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