Plans have been unveiled to replace a former short break service for children with new flats and houses, alongside four new public notices.

Flint Property Management has submitted plans to demolish the former Hamelin House building at 7 Stock Road, in Billericay, and redevelop the site into 24 new homes.

The site previously provided overnight and day care breaks for up to six children or young people.

This includes building a new four-storey block of 20 flats, and four new three-bed houses. New parking spaces and communal amenity areas would also be created.

The plans are open to feedback until February 4. Any representations should be made in writing to Basildon Council planning services in St Martin's Square.

A bid has also been submitted to Rochford Council to build three new homes on land behind 3 to 5 Tudor Mews in Eastwood.

The Trustees Of The Bridge Family Trust are applying for outline planning permission, with all matters reserved.

Anyone who wants to make representations to the council relating to the plans should make them by February 2 to the council offices in South Street, Rochford.

Link Road, in Rayleigh, is set to shut for five days next month while Essex and Suffolk Water carry out new connection works.

The road will be closed from its junction with Upway for a distance of 45m in a south westerly direction on February 5.

An alternative route will be available via Beech Avenue, Elm Drive, Upway and vice versa, with access only into Link Road.

Rectory Road is also shutting for five days next month from its junction with Dunton Road in Little Burstead.

The closure will come into force on February 5 while new connection works are undertaken by UK Power Networks.

An alternative route is available via Clock House Road, Botney Hill Road, Billericay Road, Dunton Road and vice versa.

Spring Gardens will be closed in Rayleigh for two days in February.

The road will be shut from its junction with Burrows Way for a distance of 60m in a north westerly direction from February 7  while tree cutting works are undertaken by HSM Ltd.

A diversion route will be via Spring Gardens, Love Lane and vice versa.

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