Archive Monthly Archives: July 2020

Fast Track Planning For Cafe Culture Now Available

24/07/2020

Rayleigh has its fair share of cafes, bars and restaurants, so struggling business owners may well welcome the news that applications for ‘pavement licences’ will be temporarily fast tracked. The Business and Planning Act 2020 that came into force this week introduces a quick consent route to allow cafes, bars and restaurants to obtain a […]

Town Centres – Housing for the Elderly or Young?

19/07/2020

A new application for the former Dairy Crest site in Rayleigh Town Centre has been submitted. Once again it is under siege from developers eager to build more housing. I’m not against building housing but is this the ‘right’ type of housing? Our car parks are inadequate, our roads are congested, air pollution, doctors full, […]

Independents Day

04/07/2020

Today would’ve been a good day for our Councils to throw their weight behind the support for our local independent businesses and joining in with the #UKindieday campaign. Unfortunately, it just didn’t happen. This isn’t the first time and I’m sure it’s not the last. I can understand local businesses telling me that they lack […]

Anyone in There?

01/07/2020

Sitting at the top of Crown Hill, lies an empty shell of a building formerly a public toilets. It’s a stark reminder to me in which the way a Council handles ‘investment’ projects. It should be remembered that the public toilet project which essentially a strategy constructed to shift the cost to local town and […]

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