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?

Here we go again – Rochford Launches Local Plan Consultation on potentialy 7,500 houses

Friday (the 17th November) was the start of the Districts second Local Plan , when the Planning Policy Sub-Committee agreed to send the Issues & Options Document, with accompanying papers, to Extraordinary Council on to 28th November for Approval to go out to Consultation. This plan looks to build around 7,500 (figure calculated by Cllr John … Continue reading Here we go again – Rochford Launches Local Plan Consultation on potentialy 7,500 houses

An end and a new begining

  On Thursday we had an election for Essex County Council and after serving as their County Councillor for four years the residents of Hockley and Hullbridge decided that they didn't want me anymore but would rather have the Conservative candidate (Actually the vote in Hullbridge was overwhelmingly for me, it's just Hockley is a … Continue reading An end and a new begining

Tories & Labour get into bed with each other

Tonights Full Council meeting at Rochford District Council was very eventful.  The first Council meeting after the elections is usually an uneventful one with just appointments of committees and Chairman to go through without much discussion.  However tonight the Tories and Labour came up with a surprise for many opposition members. Chair of Review has, … Continue reading Tories & Labour get into bed with each other

The Post Election Council meeting

Rochford District Council is holding its Annual meeting tonight at the Civic Suite in Rayleigh.  This is largely a ceremonial meeting with appointments for Chairman and Vice-Chairman of the Council, membership to committees and their Chairman and other bodies (such as Rochford Housing Association).  The Agenda is as follows. AGENDA To elect the Chairman of … Continue reading The Post Election Council meeting

Essex Police – Neighbourhood Action Panel

We are pleased to report that the Police have listened to concerns put forward by Cllr Diane Hoy and other residents of Hullbridge about the combined Neighbourhood Action Panel (NAP) between Hullbridge, Rayleigh & Rawreth. At last nights Panel meeting Diane was advised that the Hullbridge Neighbourhood Action Panel would be starting up again and … Continue reading Essex Police – Neighbourhood Action Panel

Another Watery Lane update

We have had confirmation tonight that Watery Lane should be open by Thursday this week pending the clearance of ditches and drains. We will check on the progress tomorrow and update this post accordingly. We will continue to pursue additional drainage work that we believe in necessary to make the road a safer and more … Continue reading Another Watery Lane update