The planning application for the proposed development at Kiln Road/Wensley Road is to be considered at the Development Control meeting on July 31 (July 12). Those who have submitted written objections and who wish to speak at the meeting should not wait for notification from Castle Point head of planning.

If they do, they may find, as we did in respect of the previous application for this site, despite having complied with the deadline, they are “too late”.

If they read the protocol when it arrives (probably about July 25) they will find this advice very strange, but if they are serious about speaking, learn from our experience and contact planning or the committee clerk without delay.

D Saunders Broomfield

Benfleet and

C A White

Falbro Crescent