District Core Strategy

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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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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We’d Welcome Some Company On Thursday Evening!

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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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Here We Go Again….

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Keep your eyes peeled on this one. There could be more planning battles to fight… From the District Council website: Call for Sites (current stage) The Council is looking to gather information from landowners and developers about land – particularly brownfield/previously developed land – that might be considered suitable for development (including residential, employment, retail and other uses) in the…
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Action Groups Ally Together….

We’ve just been sent the following press release …. worth printing in full: South East Essex Action Group Alliance Press Release Issue 1 Introduction In towns and villages across the country residents are fighting to prevent unjustified housing developments, particularly those where Green Belt land will be lost for ever. Councils are wilfully ignoring local concerns in spite of the…
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