Thursday, February 14, 2008


The Planning Committee met at the Civic Offices in Grays tonight, 14th February at 7pm.

Our local Councillors, Barrie Lawrence, Amanda Arnold and Charlie Curtis spoke very well and clearly laid out their opposition to the planning application.

OCRAG's chairman was allowed to speak for 3 minutes and summarised our main points of objection.

A majority of the Planning Committee spoke against the development at Bentons and after some debate they decided to go against the recommendation of the Planning Officer and refused
the planning application.

The grounds on which it was turned down was because "it is an inappropriate development in the Green Belt."

Many thanks to all those who came along to give their support. The public gallery was full, with some people standing, which gave the Planning Committee the right impression.

Thanks also to those who sent in letters - the large number of objection letters was mentioned.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Well done to all involved!
A good result for our community.