Consultations

New Local Plan: Spatial Options Document 2021

The easiest and fastest way to view the New Local Plan: Spatial Options Document and its accompanying draft Integrated Impact Assessment (IIA) is by using the interactive version of the document, which you can access by clicking the link under "Current documents open for consultation" on this page.


Should you wish to download a copy of these documents, you can download static PDFs using the links below.


We have also made a number of topic papers available for those interested in learning more about the national policy and local context for key themes considered in the Spatial Options Document. These can be opened as PDFs using the relevant links below.

Our new Local Plan is supported by a range of new and emerging evidence. This evidence base comprises a large number of technical studies and strategies, which identify key issues and recommend appropriate solutions.


Listed below are some of the key evidence base documents that have informed our new Local Plan to date. Please note, this list is not intended to be exhaustive and is provided purely as a quick reference. You can view our full new Local Plan evidence base webpage here. Other evidence is also underway but not complete at this time, including a comprehensive transport assessment.


We have published an interactive map alongside the New Local Plan: Spatial Options consultation, which is available here.


This interactive map shows some of the key constraints and opportunities in Rochford District alongside all the 'sites' (blue shapes) that have been put forward to the Council by landowners and developers for consideration for housing, commercial and some cases other forms of development.


To find out more information on a particular site, you just need to double click your mouse within that site and more information will be presented on the screen. In the case of promoted sites (blue shapes), this will include a link to the most relevant question in the Spatial Options consultation and a link to our initial assessment of that site.


You can turn different layers on and off by using the "Map Layers" button near the bottom of the screen. Next to this button is the "Address Search" button which allows you to find a particular location within Rochford District. If you already know the reference to a site you want to look at, you can also select this from the drop-down menu on the right hand of the screen where it says "choose a site".


You may find it easier to see details such as the boundary of a site by panning and zooming the map. You can pan (move) the map around by holding down the left mouse button (or your finger if on a touch screen device) and moving in the desired direction. You can zoom the map using the scale on the left hand of the screen (clicking "+" will zoom in; clicking "-" will zoom out).

The LDS sets out the timetable for the preparation of the Council’s main planning policy documents over a three year period. The Current LDS is effective from 20th July 2021.



Draft Statement of Community Involvement 2016

Issues and Options Document (and draft Sustainabilty Appraisal)

Draft Statement of Community Involvement 2016

Rayleigh Centre Area Action Plan: Schedule of modifications and SA

Rochford Area Action Plan: Schedule of Modifications

Development Management: Schedule of modifications

London Southend Airport and Environs Joint Area Action Plan Submission Document

Rochford Area Action Plan Focussed Changes: Rochford Market Square

Rayleigh Area Action Plan Submission Document

Allocations Submission Document: Schedule of modifications

Hockley Area Action Plan: Schedule of modifications

Rochford Area Action Plan Submission Document

Development Management Submission Document

London Southend Airport and Environs Joint Area Action Plan Submission Document

Allocations Submission Document

Hockley Area Action Plan

Development Management Development Plan Document

Playing Pitch Strategy

Core Strategy Submission Document: Schedule of minor amendments (2011)

Local List Supplementary Planning Document - Discussion & Consultation Document

Hockley Area Action Plan Options Report

Rochford Core Strategy Schedule of Changes

Allocations

Development Management Development Plan Document

Rayleigh Town Centre Area Action Plan - Issues and Options

Rochford Town Centre Area Action Plan - Issues and Options

Core Strategy Submission Document

London Southend Airport & Environs Joint Area Action Plan Preferred Options

Hockley Area Action Plan - Issues and Options

Core Strategy Revised October 2008

London Southend Airport & Environs Joint Area Action Plan Issues & Options Paper

Validation of Planning Applications

Town Centre Masterplans

Wildlife Sited Review

Licensing Policy

Issues and Options Document (and draft Sustainabilty Appraisal)

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