Retail

A Question Answered….

Rayleigh  High Street From the Tower

A reader asked us recently, in regard to  our town centres: Do RDC have a team that actively pursue large companies ( Next, John Lewis etc) with a view to getting them in this type of location?   Well we asked Mike Steptoe, Conservative councillor with the “Enterprise” portfolio, and he kindly passed on the following from officers: The Council’s…
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Marks And Spencer Plan To Convert The Co-Op Into Two Units

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For those people wondering what Marks and Spencer are really planning to do in Rayleigh, one of the applications on the latest ‘weekly list’ is a clue. It’s the last one in this document here. (starting on page 30). These are the key paragraphs: This application seeks planning consent for external alterations relating to the change of the former The…
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Rayleigh Town Centre :Three Purses Snatched; Marks And Spencer Delayed Until Early Next Year

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The Echo has recently had two news stories about Rayleigh Town Centre.; First of all, three elderly ladies have had their purses snatched, apparently from open shopping bags : Det Sgt Lione added that they had no suspects for the purse snatchings yet, but they could be linked to previous shoplifting incidents where Eastern European suspects seem to be responsible….
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New Planning Application In Rayleigh High Street

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There’s a new planning application that’s recently come in. It’s for 57 to 61 High Street Rayleigh, which we think includes Santander Bank, New Look and Elliott and Smith, the new estate agents. You can find the application on the council website here. The application is described as: Shopfront Alterations , Erection of First Floor Corridor and Change of Use…
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M&S In Rayleigh ?

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Hot on the heels of Marks and Spencer having a food outlet at a petrol station in Rawreth (opening this month), there’s some unofficial reports on the Rayleigh Action Group Facebook page that M&S are taking over the Co-op in Eastwood Road, probably as a food store. This should be quite a boost to the High Street… a Marks and…
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The Survey Results

Here are the results of the survey for people who live in the Rawreth Lane area. Thanks again to everyone who helped. The first question was about how many of people’s shopping trips from home by car were to ASDA in Priory Chase. We had 87 responses: If you treat “almost all” as being 100%, and “almost none” as being…
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An Experimental Survey – Where Do Residents Who Live Around Rawreth Lane Go Shopping?

If you look at the traffic impact assessments from Countryside, they predict that most of the traffic from their 500 dwellings will go via London Road, instead of Rawreth Lane. On this basis they predict that the new homes will only have a tiny impact on the Rawreth Lane / Hullbridge Road junction. In fact they predict only 7 extra…
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