New Local Plan – What happened last time?

I have been looking over the last Allocations Plan, which was adopted by the Council in 2014 to much local opposition.  It is interesting reading in that many of the problems we saw then are still problems and nothing coming from the proposed developments from that Plan have done anything to mitigate them. Perhaps the most … Continue reading New Local Plan – What happened last time?

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Planning Applications for Hullbridge

There are two planning applications for Hullbridge on this weeks list. One of them, for Tyndale House, has been long-awaited and can be read here.  Tyndale house is sheltered accommodation for the over 55's (over 50's in certain circumstances) and is owned by Sanctuary Housing but managed by Rochford Housing Association. The plan is to reduce the number … Continue reading Planning Applications for Hullbridge

Rochford Council to Review the Core Strategy

Rochford Council is to review the Core Strategy this Wednesday at a meeting of the Local Development Framework Committee.  As the report puts it: This report considers options in the approach the Council may take to a review of the Core Strategy, and seeks Members’ views on the way forward. The reason for this is … Continue reading Rochford Council to Review the Core Strategy

600 Houses for Hall Farm Road?

Rochford District Council is to discuss the second major planning application put in after the passing of the Core Strategy in December. This application, for 600 houses on green belt land along Hall Farm Road in Rochford, comes just a month after another application for 176 houses in Hawkwell (which was refused). The schedule for … Continue reading 600 Houses for Hall Farm Road?

Core Strategy & Planning Applications

Before the Core Strategy has been approved, the proposed allocations of where to build have not yet been reviewed by the Inspector, planning applications are being received for sites outlined in the Core Strategy. Recently the council approved outline planning for 100 houses/units in Brays Lane and now planning permission, again in outline form, has been received … Continue reading Core Strategy & Planning Applications