Rawreth Green Belt

“North Of London Road” Application Recommended For Approval

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The officers report for the meeting on September 30th can be downloaded here. (1001kb) It is 122 pages long, so Ron Oatham and Chris Black have a lot of reading to do…. Officers are recommending approval, with 40 conditions.. This is the second application – the first was refused in January, and Countryside have appealed. The District Council has already…
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Rawreth Parish Council’s Submission On The SW Hullbridge / NE Rawreth Application

Access The junction onto Lower Road is not adequate. Even with a new roundabout it is too close to Watery Lane and will only add to the traffic congestion further down the road at the Rawreth Lane junction. If (or rather when) Watery Lane is closed the development will add to the inevitable gridlock. The possible secondary acess via Maylands…
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Landhold’s Ideas For the “West Of Hullbridge” Site

If you are interested in the big planning application or applications coming on the Hullbridge / Rawreth borders , you can find out more and offer comments (until June 30th) on Landhold Capital’s website here. Here’s something on flooding: And here’s what they say about transport (nothing very dramatic here….) And these are their design principles:

The Education Situation

We’ve been enquiring into the situation with primary school places in Rayleigh – why Essex County Council were originally asking for a new primary school “North of London Road”, and now they’re not. It seems that on the basis of a planning application for 475 homes , ECC don’t believe an extra school is needed. Admissions to primary school places…
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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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Planning Meeting Next Thursday – Sports Pitches In Rawreth, Flood Risk Questions In Hawkwell

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…
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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…

Two Traveller Applications – And Another Meeting On Housing Allocations And Hockley Town Centre.

There are two district council meetings next Thursday evening. The first is a routine Development Committee meeting – the main items on the agenda are two planning applications that , by coincidence, are both for very small traveller sites. One is at The Pear Tree, 750 New Park Road, Hockley, and the other is at Land West of The Pumping…
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