Archive Monthly Archives: September 2016

West Rayleigh Flood Alleviation Scheme


Many residents of Rayleigh will remember the terrible flooding that unfortunate homeowners experienced in 2013 & 2014. Today we have received details from Essex County Council of the proposed flood alleviation scheme. ​ There may be some relief for those with flood risk in the area to the west of Sweyne Park School, and to properties on […]

On yer bike Essex Highways!


When I look at our local traffic problems, I think what a shame it is that you don’t see more families taking to the roads on bikes – then looking around Rayleigh I see that cycle lanes are either not feasible or just plain forgotten by our local highways representatives. I’m an occasional cyclist (no lycra here!) […]

47 New Dwellings for London Road – Approved


Last nights development committee discussed the application for 47 dwellings on London Road (15/00736/FUL). The officers report can be read here. [download id=”852″] This application have been previously deferred for clarification on a number of points. The location and type of pedestrian crossing, taking account of the speed limits on the A129 London Road. What Highway […]

Crime Fighting Time


Tonight I attended a presentation given by Roger Hirst (Essex Police & Crime Commissioner) and ahem, a couple of invisible police chiefs (not quite sure where they went), about the new Essex Police & Crime plan. This plan lays out 7 key areas that Mr Hirst wants Essex police to focus on. 1. More local, […]

Notable Planning Applications in Sweyne Park & Grange Ward


There are a couple of more notable applications that have been submitted to the council. The first is application an application by Sweyne Park School for a new building for the sixth form. The Sweyne Park School, Sir Walter Raleigh Drive, Rayleigh, Essex, SS6 9BZ Reference: 16/00870/FUL Date received: 9/7/2016 12:00:00 AM Planning for: Construct […]

The Consultation Process 


Today was the first of a number of consultation workshops for members of the public to have a say on the new local plan. Cllr Ian Ward was quick to remind members of the public that this is a ‘fresh start’ and that he is doing things differently. About 15 members of the public attended […]