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 […]

Rayleigh Air Quality Falls Short of EU Limits

18/10/2016

On London Road sitting in traffic? Or perhaps queuing going up Crown Hill, then again you could be on Rawreth Lane queuing to turn into Hullbridge – All of these are familiar commuter routes that we all endure. Getting from A to B in and around Rayleigh has become slower and slower with some residents […]

47 New Dwellings for London Road – Approved

23/09/2016

Last nights development committee discussed the application for 47 dwellings on London Road (15/00736/FUL). The officers report can be read here.  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 improvement […]

Notable Planning Applications in Sweyne Park & Grange Ward

16/09/2016

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 […]

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