Developing A Disaster On Our Highways

03/03/2020

With the development of 47 dwellings now underway, residents are now experiencing the effects of this planning application on London Road for another 47 dwellings. It’s a development that I couldn’t support knowing that the chaos it would not only bring to our highways during the construction phase but the additional impact that it will […]

The Road Ahead Is Very Bumpy Indeed

07/02/2020

Just as one set of roadworks ends another one begins. At least it feels like that. However, the epic planning by Essex County Council will kick off again on the 1st March and appears to be planned to continue right the way through until 15th July if the data from one network is correct. One […]

Former Dairy Crest Site

01/02/2020

The developer of the former Dairy Crest site has been in touch after their recent planning permission refusal. They say… We will be holding two open events at the site on 5th and the 21st of February between 5pm and 7pm and I will be very pleased to discuss the sites further development in particular how […]

CELLBLOCK – 22 South Street

17/10/2019

I haven’t attended development committee for sometime as I no longer sit on the committee and the Lib Dems are represented by our two other Councillors. However last night I had good cause to attend to speak on an item that I felt was worthy of additional support to my colleagues. Item 10 (1) on […]

Tories Gasp for Air over AQAP

15/12/2016

Wednesday was not a good night for the blues at the Rayleigh Town Council meeting to discuss the AQAP. It was one of those subjects that I was particularly interested in having spent my earlier life carrying out scientific studies for the MET Office and The Institute of Hydrology, and this is what this AQAP […]

The Definition of Affordable?

08/12/2016

It’s something I’ve had many conversations about and I’m sure other Councillors have also had thoughts about but I’ve never really got a clear answer. What is the definition of ‘affordable’ when it comes down to new housing developments. I found this definition on the Government’s website Affordable housing is social rented, affordable rented and […]

More Houses…Have the Developers Finally Won?

08/11/2016

Rayleigh Town Council Planning Committee Last night’s planning committee meeting was a full evening with numerous big applications being discussed. We saw the resubmitted Timber Grove application in West Rayleigh for “Demolition of existing care home and all other buildings, erection of 83 dwellings comprising 5no. two bed houses, 25no. three bed houses, 16no. four […]

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