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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Just Because A Document Is Big, It Doesn’t Mean It Is Right

Hullbridge Road / Rawreth Lane junction

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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Planning Enforcement On Academy Soccer’s Car Park


Following serious concerns from residents about whether the car park at the Academy soccer site in Rawreth was being constructed in accordance with the planning permission, there is now an enforcement case open, see the letter below: “The matter will be investigated as soon as possible and any breach of planning control will be given further consideration”

How To Find The New Countryside Application


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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Countryside’s New Planning Application is Now On The Council Website!

land west of rayleigh

The new planning application has just been validated and can be found on the District Council website by going here. There is a LOT to study – we won’t comment further until we have done some reading! 15/00362/OUT Parish: Rawreth Parish Council Ward: Downhall And Rawreth Proposal: Outline Planning Application (with all Matters Reserved) for the erection of Residential Development…
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New Application Incoming….


Countryside have submitted a new planning application for North of London Road, it is now being validated by council officers before it goes out to public consultation. District Councillors, such as Ron Oatham and Chris Black , will have to study it very carefully. As always, district councillors cannot come to a decision before the night of the meeting. HOWEVER…
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