Council Drama

An Extraordinary Extraordinary Late Night Council Meeting


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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We’d Welcome Some Company On Thursday Evening!

Stevie Turner Council Chamber Photo

So, we have two meetings of the District Council on Thursday evening, in the Civic Suite in Rayleigh opposite Holy Trinity Church. The first is a routine meeting of the development committee starting at 7:30. This will deal with three planning applications: Wheel cleaning at the big development site in Hawkwell. One of the original planning conditions was for wheel…
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REFUSED 23-10 …. Victory For Now

  The application “North of London Road” was refused tonight by 23 votes to 10. Chris Black and Ron Oatham moved refusal on the grounds of: inadequate  flood risk assessment highways (particularly lack of guarantees on improving the Hullbridge Road / Rawreth Lane junction objection from Sport England regarding Sports Pitches issues around secondary school places The Echo had a…
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Tonight’s Council Meeting

It was reasonably lively but without any bad temper. Here’s a few points: Council Chairman June Lumley was admirably frugal tonight. Most Council Chairman request a buffet with wine for councillors on the night of the December meeting. June didn’t do this, but did arrange refreshments to the public who attended the Civic Carol Service on Sunday, which raised about…
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