Future Housing

Amenity Space Saved, Wakering Development Squeaks Through……

At tonight’s meeting of the Development Committee: The outline  application for 6 dwellings on the amenity space at Brocksford Avenue was refused by an overwhelming vote of councillors. Refusal was moved by  Ian  Ward and seconded by Heather Glynn. This pleased the public gallery, which was packed with concerned residents. The application for 116 dwellings at the old Star Lane…
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“Rochford Fears Possible Merger With Wickford”

Slightly surprising comments in the Echo from Councillor Keith Hudson, bearing in mind that the Conservative Group has already voted to allocate enough housing to double the population of the parish of Rawreth, that also causes a merger with both Hullbridge and Rayleigh: ROCHFORD Council fears overdevelopment in Wickford could lead to it merging with Rawreth. Major development is in…
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The District Council’s Explanations…. And Countryside Properties Masterplan For “West of Rayleigh”

The District Council have displays in the Mill Hall for a few days and in our district’s libraries for at least the next two weeks. You can find the exhibition material here. And the developers Countryside Properties are now showing what their ideas are They say they will be holding 2 public exhibitions later this month and sending a newsletter…
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A Big Night Next Tuesday

There are four big items on the agenda for next Tuesday’s Full Council meeting: – a motion to keep free parking on Saturday afternoons. This looks like being a very tight vote. –  whether or not to finally approve the Allocations Document, which has just been okayed by the government inspector – whether or not to approve the Hockley Area…
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How To Respond To The Council’s New Planning Consultation

About 10 days ago we reported on the last District Council meeting: “The government inspector has asked for a number of changes to the council’s allocations document. The most notable change concerns what happens if development sites are not developed as quickly as expected… The council has to allocate land so that there is always a 5 year supply of…
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A Big Consultation Next Year

We understand that if the inspector approves the allocation document, that sometime next year the house builder Countryside Developments will carry out a public consultation on the housing “North of London Road”. It will involve leaflets to every home in Downhall and Rawreth, Sweyne Park and Grange Wards, exhibitions in 2 or 3 local venues, and a website…