THIS IS ABOUT ROCHFORD DISTRICT and we provided a contribution to this report which will be “news” for everyone who is concerned about the further loss of Green Belt in our revised Local Plan where there is a Council public consultation running at this moment.
This is what the Council has not told you.
There are some scary numbers coming forward as evidence from consultants such as 392pa instead of 250pa over the district. That COULD mean another 4000 over the existing building target of 2785!
Rochford District Council is holding a number of community engagement workshops this summer to give local people a say on planning matters. These will be interactive events and a chance for residents, businesses and the local parish council to feed information into the Local Plan process. The new Local Plan is a document which will set the strategy for future development of the District beyond 2025 (which is when the current plan finishes).The workshops will include a ‘walkabout’ in the villages in order to identify the needs of the community, local issues and opportunities for growth and development.
And forming our continued Alliance with the Green Party that makes 9 working together in Council.
RDC is made up of 21 Conservatives and 18 Non Conservatives.
Full Results here.
Why has an important document on future housing numbers not been published even though the target date was December 2015? No explanation has been given to Members of the Rochford District Council who have asked via the Review Committee.
I think that you might know the answer…………Elections??
Basildon Council has been forced to do so because it is in a public consultation on its Core Strategy.
Castle Point is also in consultations but it has not been published (and CP is in charge of the project for all of our local councils).
This is the “common ground” between all of our independent candidates.
Rochford District Residents is a voice of 8 candidates calling for open, transparent, representative local government.
The Cabinet System which has cost over £500,000 will be abolished.
We have a long-term commitment to a sustainable community with necessary infrastructure improvements put in place before construction developments. Rochford District needs an Infrastructure Champion.
Downhall and Rawreth – John Chaffin
Sweyne Park and Grange – Toby Mountain
Lodge – Richard Lambourne
Hockley – Adrian Eves and Irena Cassar
Hawkwell East – Elliot Mason
Hawkwell West – Christine Mason and John Mason
Please Vote for them on 5 May !!
Results may not be in until mid morning 6 May.
But this is not news for our local papers who have failed to tell readers that there even IS an Election.
How could control be lost? With just 20 non Conservatives being elected.
21 Labour candidates
9 Liberal Democrats candidates
8 UKIP candidates
8 Rochford District Residents candidates
4 Green Party candidates
2 Independent candidates
There are 52 non Conservative Candidates.
A total of 275,000 homes are now planned for England’s green belt – an increase of nearly 200,000 since 2012, according to research by countryside campaigners.
This map alone says everything that residents have been concerned about ever since the Core Strategy was adopted in 2011.
And now we have the Revision of the Core Strategy for an unspecified extra number.
Rochford District Residents has been afforded a rare but very important interview with the national professional planning web site PlanningResource. Here are just the excerpts that apply to Rochford District.
22 April 2016 by Joey Gardiner
Opponents of controversial housing developments are standing in next month’s local elections in order to fight what they see as the over-development of their areas.
With polling day for local and mayoral elections less than two weeks away, planning issues – particularly in the form of opposition to development – have the power to shake voters out of their traditional political allegiances.