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RESIDENTS PETITION: VOTE OF NO CONFIDENCE IN ROCHFORD DISTRICT COUNCIL

October 11, 2019 by  

The Rochford Supporters are a NEW Action Group which is objecting to a 665 dwelling development feeding on to Ashingdon Road.

They have put up a Petition For a Vote of No Confidence in RDC because The Council has failed to carry out an EARLY REVIEW of its Local Plan called The Core Strategy.

Please sign this if you share their concerns.

This is what they had to say to The Rochford Independent.

The Rochford Supporters first request of the Council was to stop or revoke the Core Strategy when it had become obvious to residents that the programme of house building did not already match the infrastructure. Indeed The Council had already realised that in preparation for a New Local Plan. The policy of developing at the urban fringe is causing those big issues because of the lack of infrastructure and we thought it was sensible to stop so that the remaining target could be planned sensibly in a New Local Plan. Furthermore we were aware of the social house building programme of the Sanctuary Housing Association and the large number of Windfalls (house building not in the Core Strategy and therefore extras) so there would be delivery mitigation of housing during any interregnum. We also hoped that a caring Conservative Council would be able to negotiate with a Conservative Government who would understand the concerns of residents.

When it became evident from informal feedback that the Council would not Stop The Core Strategy our further research revealed the Council has ignored a legal requirement to conduct an early review of The Core Strategy which it had committed to legally in 2011. 
This would have been a great opportunity to put things right.  
So Rochford Supporters decided that a Vote of No confidence in Rochford District Council might still bring them to their senses. 

Please register your vote of “NO CONFIDENCE” in Rochford District Council because the required formal Review of The Core Strategy,  the document that sets out the overall strategy for the future housing development of the District, has not been undertaken with due diligence by the Council. With insufficient investment in new infrastructure this has already resulted in unsustainable over-development and if continued with will cause material economic damage to the Rochford District and many aspects of the lives of residents.  For formal debate by The Council.

 

The Petition is here; https://rochford.cmis.uk.com/rochford/EPetitions/tabid/90/ID/37/Please-register-your-vote-of-NO-CONFIDENCE-in-Rochford-District-Council.aspx?fbclid=IwAR17eMbuOV276UU0u62Ihtk3VDQFExb4o6PiTeVjlTMk098JPMG3nSiFw-0

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