Wishing you a Very Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year.
Christine and John
(turn the sound on !!……..there is a nice tune playing……)
Application for Prior Approval for the Change of Use of Agricultural Building (North Unit) to Class C1 Apartotel :Ivanhoe Nurseries Ironwell Lane Hawkwell
If you read the above the Government has decided that Agricultural Buildings may be converted without much formality to Class C1 (hotels).
Yes you read that right !!
But under the new Government rules this cannot and will not go to Councillors to decide on whether to Approve or Refuse.
The Decision will be made purely and solely by Council Planning Officers and we are not even sure whether we or residents can even comment.
The Local Election Results are here http://www.rochford.gov.uk/council_and_democracy/elections/election_results
As you can see neither Independents, Green Party or even Ukip increased the number of seats they had on the Council.
Nevertheless all of the Independent and Residents Candidates did very well thanks to the support from residents and our analysis shows that the position will be very different in 2016 when there will be no large turnout voting, no national tide in favour of the Conservatives and, dare I say it, there will be no national surge for Ukip either.
WOULD YOU STILL THINK OF VOTING CONSERVATIVE IF YOU THINK THAT THIS IS WRONG?
AND PLEASE SHARE THIS FOR ALL TO SEE. “Exploiting the NHS is NOT Saving the NHS”
Look at the photo. The Unit is not even in any parking space so this is additional revenue over and above the additional charges from patients visiting the unit for screening.
How much? An Officer’s report says that it used to be “by calculating a fee based on the pro-rata price of an annual parking permit (£800.00)”.
If you are still undecided who to vote for in The Local Elections for Rochford District Council our local paper, The Echo, decided to ask each Group Leader what their candidates planned to do if elected.
You can put the leaflets down at last and compare each party to the others based on just 100 words.
The whole page is carried at the link above.
If you have any questions about Rochford District Residents do ask on the new FB Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/rochfordandrayleigh/?fref=nf
Hawkwell West – Christine Mason
Hawkwell South – Phil Capon
Hawkwell North – Elliot Mason
Ashingdon & Canewdon – Tracy Capon
Sweyne Park – Toby Mountain
Grange – Peter Scott
Lodge – Richard Lambourne
Hockley Central – Irena Cassar
Residents and Independent Candidates for Rochford District Residents are not associated with any of the national political parties and if elected will represent ALL residents irrespective of political allegiance on the local matters that affect us all.
The common ground between ALL Independent Candidates standing for Rochford District Residents in the Local Election on 7 May is as follows;
In the Echo today “Ukip suspends four councillors” – Ukip has suspended four of its Southend councillors because they disowned the party’s parliamentary candidate.
The Leader of Ukip on Rochford District Council, Councillor John Hayter, writes “Normally I should have been only too pleased to serve, but at present I am heavily committed to the General Election as the UKIP Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for Rayleigh and Wickford, and am not in a position to do justice to the position.”
No planning application has been received by RDC but the Agents are seeking feedback from the public at this stage through a statement of community involvement to be submitted alongside the planning application.
Re-development of land at 90 Main Road, Hawkwell (Site Locationhttp://goo.gl/Q4yWcz)
Google Map here
Extracts from Letter to your District Councillors (http://goo.gl/jyzef2)
“Strutt & Parker are acting as planning consultants on behalf of Marden Homes Ltd with regards to the above site. It is planned that the current uses on the site are to relocate and this brownfield site will therefore become available for redevelopment. We have been instructed by Marden Homes to prepare a planning application for residential redevelopment.”
Originally the Group had 4 Members; John & Christine Mason (Hawkwell West) and Michael and Diane Hoy (Hullbridge) yet the Group was still the largest Opposition Group on the Council.
They are now joined by 3 more Independents; Councillor Toby Mountain (Sweyne Park, Rayleigh), Councillor Phil Capon (Hawkwell South) and Councillor Tracy Capon (Ashingdon and Canewdon).
The Group Leader in Council will continue to be John Mason and the Deputy Group Leader will continue to be Michael Hoy.