Apart from the full Council meeting next Tuesday, there is also a meeting of the Development Committee next Thursday. Three of the items are:
1) Application by Academy Soccer for 8 sports pitches and other facilities in Old London Road Rawreth, next to the A130. This is recommended for approval by officers.
2) Application by David Wilson Homes for their 176- home development in Hawkwell to have a revised Flood Risk Assessment and revised mitigation measures.
To quote from the report:
3.2 Environment Agency:
The original strategy was to provide two discharge points to the north of the
site. Since the original submission, a more detailed survey of the river has
been undertaken and it is now known that the discharge points, as originally
proposed, will not function adequately. The revised proposals do not alter the
scheme from that originally agreed, other than to alter the point of discharge
from the site. The discharge rates, storage volumes and methods for storage
have not been altered. We therefore have no comments to add in that regard.
3.3 However, the proposal is to discharge all surface water to a smaller water
course, which runs along the eastern boundary of the site, rather than to the
water course to the north, as originally proposed. We would advise that this
water course should be checked for its capacity for carrying flows discharged
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from the site to ensure that this water course will not become overloaded and
increase flood risk to the surrounding areas. We recommend that you are
satisfied, through consultation with the developer, that there is capacity within
the water course to carry and store flows from the site, without compromising
the capacity of the system for flows that it may already receive from other
developed areas in the vicinity. We would recommend that the developer
demonstrates to you that there are no known capacity issues with this water
course that result in localised flood risk problems and that the additional flows
to this water course will not increase flood risk to the surrounding area, before
the condition is discharged.
3) Application by David Wilson Homes to waive one of the original planning conditions of their site, to allow 22 homes to be occupied before highways improvements have been completed.
Is Rayleigh going to be Britain’s no. 1 town for archery?
If you look at the rankings here the phrase “Rayleigh Town Archery Club” turns up a lot…..
For example, 4 archers in the top 50 Junior Girls Recurve rankings are with Rayleigh:
More on the Rayleigh Town Archery Club Website here.
Archery GB published the Junior Target Rankings in November 2013 and we can say with pride that Rayleigh Town archers dominate the list!
Lauren, Josie, Helena, Tall, Caitlin and Alison represent in the U18, U16 and U14 categories for Girls’ Recurve while Lenni flies the flag in U18 Compound.
Elliott, Luke, Charlie, Jason, Jordan, Charlie, James and George carve up the U16 and U14 categories for Boys’ Recurve. Reese and Alex both figure in the U12 Compound.
That we have so many Junior members performing so well among many hundreds of young archers across the country is testament primarily to their enthusiasm and commitment to the sport, but also to their parents’ selfless support, and the club coaches for their encouragement and dedication.
Congratulations to all the archers for their performance and achievements in 2013!
There are two related planning applications at the moment relating to football at Old London Road Rawreth: Click on the red links below to find the details.
Application Number: 13/00727/FUL
Location: Land North Of A129 East Of A130, Old London Road, Rawreth, Essex
Proposal: Change of Use of Land From Agricultural to Use for 8no Football Pitches. Provide Area for Car Parking, Provide Three Storage Containers for Use as Changing Rooms and Toilets. ProvideTwo non-illuminated Signs to Site Entrance.
Applicants’s Name: Academy Soccer
Ron has asked for a site visit for this one.
Application Number 13/00767/ADV (this is an advertisment application)
Location: Land North Of A129 East Of A130, Old London Road, Rawreth, Essex,
Proposal: Provide Two non-illuminated Goal Post Type Signs to Site Entrance
Applicant’s name: Academy Soccer
As usual, Ron and Chris as District Councillors have to keep an open mind in advance of any planning committee meeting.
The Friends of Sweyne Park Open Space have a new Facebook page. Facebook users can find them by searching ‘Friends of Sweyne Park Open Space’.
They are looking to build up numbers so they can run some more fun activities for our community next year in the park, which is a great idea.
Find them on Facebook!
This month Rayleigh Through The Looking Glass has a feature on Rayleigh’s park. It includes an explanation of why there is the avenue of chestnut trees near Fairview.
In case you aren’t already aware, the Tour De France is coming to Essex next year, on Monday 7th July. You can find out more on the County Council website here.
However the closest it will come to us is the north side of Chelmsford.
Still pretty close though…
Project Wild Thing is a film-led project – about getting people, especially children, outside, into nature.
If you want nature, wildness and free-range living for kids and adults to exist alongside an increasingly industrialised and technological society then join us and get involved in making that happen.
See you on the outside.
This little film explains it better and is worth watching. Sometimes you are tempted to laugh – or maybe wince :
Hat-tip: Liberal England
Rayleigh FC (Rayleigh Boys and Girls) are doing their 6th Annual Adult charity 5 a side football tournament at Rayleigh Town Sports and social Club this Sunday 07 July in aid of Scottys Little Soldiers. This is a charity set up to support the children of servicemen lost in conflicts. It is also to recognise Armed Forces week.
The tournament starts at 10.00am with the final game at 3.30pm , they will have a BBQ, Bouncy Castle ,raffle and the bar will be open from 11.00am. The day is about supporting a charity that helps the young and with over 440 children playing for Rayleigh Boys hopefully will make some of them pause for thought for the children who have lost a parent.
The day is about fun for all the family- so everybody is welcome.
From the District Council website:
Wild Woods Day is a popular family event which happens each June in Hockley Woods.
The event offers a range of arts, sports and leisure activities and a focus on ‘green’ themes including recycling, sustainability and protecting the local environment.
In 2013, the tenth annual Wild Woods Day will take place between 11am and 4pm on Saturday 1 June.
More info here.
Chris Black writes:
I won’t be at Wembley today, but:
- My parents got married on a weekday in November 1956 because my Dad was a Southend United Season Ticket holder – and he didn’t want to miss watching a reserve match!
- My Dad took me to my first game when I was 5. I still remember it (just)
So I’ll be thinking of my Dad this afternoon, and hoping the fans have a great day, and that the team BRING THAT TROPHY HOME!
Lords Golf Club is now The Rayleigh Club Golf Resort and they are thinking big:
“It’s not just a new name. The Rayleigh Club, formerly Lord’s Golf Club, is a new Golf Resort that promises new experiences. Recently acquired by a city investment group, members and guests at The Rayleigh Club can now expect the best service as well as enjoying the finest facilities for miles around. We’re on a journey to become one of Britain’s premier golf resorts and we’d like you to come with us.”
“A health and spa club is soon to be built which will house a state of the art gymnasium, swimming pool, sauna, spa and Jacuzzi and much more.”
More on their website here
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