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“North Of London Road” Application Recommended For Approval

nolr plan 1

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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30,000 Objects ,Photos and Documents…

police museum

  Have you been to the highly-rated Essex Police Museum at Chelmsford? It is based at police headquarters in Sandford Road, Springfield, Chelmsford CM2 6DN and is open every Saturday from 10am-4pm. Admission is free and there is no need to book. This year it was  runner-up in the Essex Mums awards Best Museum category…. To quote a few  comments…
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“The tallest cranes in the world meet a container ship the size of four football pitches “… Business As Usual In Essex

london gateway

The Guardian has a big article this week on DP World London Gateway: “the latest international trophy of the oil-rich emirate of Dubai, and one of the biggest privately funded infrastructure projects the UK has ever seen. It is a gargantuan undertaking (on the scale of Crossrail, Terminal 5 or HS2) that’s projected to have a bigger economic impact than…
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Gill Lucas-Gill


We were totally shocked by the death a couple of weeks ago of Gill Lucas-Gill, Conservative Councillor for Rochford ward on the District Council. As one of the senior Tories, there were obviously times when she didn’t agree with us in the Lib Dems. But Gill was always pleasant to be with and she was open to persuasion – if…
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Mortimer Road To Be Closed Off???

Hullbridge Road / Rawreth Lane junction

The big application for housing on the Hullbridge / Rawreth borders now has another aspect to consider. The applicants are quite rightly being expected to help fund improvements to the Hullbridge Road / Rawreth Lane junction – and have submitted the below road design. This isn’t definite yet – a planning application cannot determine what happens outside the boundaries of…
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Fencing Request


We’ve been contacted recently by a resident concerned about an unfenced ditch at the entrance to the open space where Downhall Under Fives are based. RDC has done some work recently on the drainage ditch near the entrance here. This is commendable, and there is some fencing where the ditch is deepest. However it has not placed any fencing where…
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