'No' to homes on border of historical Rayleigh sites

Southend Standard: Objected - councillor John Griffin Objected - councillor John Griffin

LAND bordering historical sites in Rayleigh has been saved from development.

Rochford District Council threw out plans for three houses on land off London Hill.

The site, which borders the historic National Trust site of Rayleigh Mount, a garden connected to the Grade IIlisted Rayleigh Windmill and homes in London Hill and Hillview Road, is part of Rayleigh’s conservation area.

Rayleigh Town Council objected to the plan, citing concerns over extra traffic and said the scheme would have a detrimental effect on the landscape.

Essex County Council’s archaeology team, English Heritage and Natural England all raised concerns about the development and the National Trust also objected.

John Griffin, Conservative councillor for Wheatley ward, tabled the motion to reject the application.

Mr Griffin raised fears about the loss of green space.

He said: “I am a bit perplexed as to why these houses are being recommended within the conservation area.

“It goes against the policy of this council. There is not much green space left in that area and once it is built on it is gone for ever.”

The application was rejected at a development control meeting.

Frank Aylard, 74, of London Hill, represented more than 20 residents who would have been affected by the new houses.

Mr Aylard told the meeting: “We are very pleased in the short-term.

“But this has been going on so long we are a little dubious.

"The owners may put in an appeal.

“Over the last 15 years there have been 13 applications made.

“The owners are sitting on a very valuable piece of real estate.

“But I have lived on London Hill for 47 years.

“I, and many other residents, moved there because it was not overlooked so we are very pleased it has been rejected.”

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5:17pm Wed 2 Apr 14

carnmountyouknowitmakessense says...

Rightly so, lets preserve historical Rayleigh, there's plenty of other redundant areas, Jotmans fields, Thundersley, Canvey Galore...
Rightly so, lets preserve historical Rayleigh, there's plenty of other redundant areas, Jotmans fields, Thundersley, Canvey Galore... carnmountyouknowitmakessense
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6:10pm Wed 2 Apr 14

Sensible Man says...

Ha Ha Ha!! They throw out plans for THREE houses yet grovel to the shoeboxers and allow filthy proposals for hundreds of shoeboxes at Christmas Tree Farm and Hall Road!!! HA HA HA HA HA HA!!!!! WHAT A BUNCH OF JOKERS!!!!!

SAVE THE GREEN BELT!!!! No more filthy shoeboxes in Essex.
Ha Ha Ha!! They throw out plans for THREE houses yet grovel to the shoeboxers and allow filthy proposals for hundreds of shoeboxes at Christmas Tree Farm and Hall Road!!! HA HA HA HA HA HA!!!!! WHAT A BUNCH OF JOKERS!!!!! SAVE THE GREEN BELT!!!! No more filthy shoeboxes in Essex. Sensible Man
  • Score: 4

8:27pm Wed 2 Apr 14

Richy don't shine shoes no more says...

Should just build a flyover and bypass right through Rayleigh. Ugly town
Should just build a flyover and bypass right through Rayleigh. Ugly town Richy don't shine shoes no more
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9:48pm Wed 2 Apr 14

Kim Gandy says...

Richy don't shine shoes no more wrote:
Should just build a flyover and bypass right through Rayleigh. Ugly town
You obviously haven't looked around properly. It's far from ugly. The only ugly thing about it is the cretins we get here at weekend nights and some of the twerps that think it's a racetrack.

There are uglier places in this county. You are just jealous. I suppose you live in some Elysian paradise do you?
[quote][p][bold]Richy don't shine shoes no more[/bold] wrote: Should just build a flyover and bypass right through Rayleigh. Ugly town[/p][/quote]You obviously haven't looked around properly. It's far from ugly. The only ugly thing about it is the cretins we get here at weekend nights and some of the twerps that think it's a racetrack. There are uglier places in this county. You are just jealous. I suppose you live in some Elysian paradise do you? Kim Gandy
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11:38pm Wed 2 Apr 14

Seasider90 says...

"Rayleigh Town Council objected to the plan, citing concerns over extra traffic and said the scheme would have a detrimental effect on the landscape"

What a bunch of hypocrites. SO Rayleigh Town Council 1500 homes in Rayleigh and Hullbridge isn't going to create extra traffic? And what about the detrimental effect these extra cars are going to create with pollution and traffic jams? I've never heard of such double standards in my life. Hold your heads in shame Rochford Council and Rayleigh Town Council. You councillors don't deserve to be making decisions for your local community.
"Rayleigh Town Council objected to the plan, citing concerns over extra traffic and said the scheme would have a detrimental effect on the landscape" What a bunch of hypocrites. SO Rayleigh Town Council 1500 homes in Rayleigh and Hullbridge isn't going to create extra traffic? And what about the detrimental effect these extra cars are going to create with pollution and traffic jams? I've never heard of such double standards in my life. Hold your heads in shame Rochford Council and Rayleigh Town Council. You councillors don't deserve to be making decisions for your local community. Seasider90
  • Score: 6

8:12am Thu 3 Apr 14

pembury53 says...

Seasider90 wrote:
"Rayleigh Town Council objected to the plan, citing concerns over extra traffic and said the scheme would have a detrimental effect on the landscape" What a bunch of hypocrites. SO Rayleigh Town Council 1500 homes in Rayleigh and Hullbridge isn't going to create extra traffic? And what about the detrimental effect these extra cars are going to create with pollution and traffic jams? I've never heard of such double standards in my life. Hold your heads in shame Rochford Council and Rayleigh Town Council. You councillors don't deserve to be making decisions for your local community.
the difference is that 3 houses on a plump site is just a developer making a quick million and the council can say no as many times as it pleases....... the 1500 homes you refer to have to be built because the goverment say so...
[quote][p][bold]Seasider90[/bold] wrote: "Rayleigh Town Council objected to the plan, citing concerns over extra traffic and said the scheme would have a detrimental effect on the landscape" What a bunch of hypocrites. SO Rayleigh Town Council 1500 homes in Rayleigh and Hullbridge isn't going to create extra traffic? And what about the detrimental effect these extra cars are going to create with pollution and traffic jams? I've never heard of such double standards in my life. Hold your heads in shame Rochford Council and Rayleigh Town Council. You councillors don't deserve to be making decisions for your local community.[/p][/quote]the difference is that 3 houses on a plump site is just a developer making a quick million and the council can say no as many times as it pleases....... the 1500 homes you refer to have to be built because the goverment say so... pembury53
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