Green Belt

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 showing where the houses might…
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Goldsmith Drive Application Refused

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 nearby residential properties, he was…
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Goldsmith Drive Application Recommended For REFUSAL

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 RESOLVES To REFUSE planning permission…
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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 in favour of the proposal,…
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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, you don’t expect to win…
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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 positive comments: “Most clubs in…
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Goldsmith Drive Application Refused

The application opposite 2 Goldsmith Drive, Rayleigh, for a site for travelling show people has just been refused. You can download the officers report here The reasons for refusal are as follows: 1 The saved Rochford District Replacement Local Plan (2006) shows the site to be within the Metropolitan Green Belt. Within the Green Belt, planning permission will not be…
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Rose Garden Restaurant Refused By Inspector

One of the ongoing Green Belt planning disputes of the past few years has been over the Rose Garden restaurant by the golf driving range by Alderman’s Hill , Hockley. The restaurant has a devoted following of diners, but doesn’t have planning permission, and was refused on Green Belt grounds and for the impact of vehicles on neighbours. The matter…
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