- Planning Overview
- Building Control
- Planning Applications
- Local Development Framework
- Core Strategy Development Plan Document
- Allocations Development Plan Document
- Development Management Development Plan Document
- Hockley Area Action Plan
- Rayleigh Area Action Plan
- Rochford Area Action Plan
- London Southend Airport and Environs Joint Area Action Plan
- Evidence Base
- Supplementary Planning Documents
- Planning Policy Consultations
- Rochford District Replacement Local Plan (2006)
- Local Development Framework
Call for sites and Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment
Sites put forward for consideration in the preparation of Allocations Development Plan Document
Between January 2007 - April 2009, the Council put out a 'call for sites' with the aim of gathering information from landowners and developers about land that might be allocated for development in the Allocations DPD.
A number of sites have been put forward by developers and landowners for consideration by the Council these are listed in the Related Documents section at the bottom of this page, together with maps showing their locations. The site numbers on the list correspond to the numbers in red on the maps. The list of sites and District maps (below) are an update of the sites put forward for consideration previously.
It must be stressed that the list is for information only and no decisions have yet been made on the appropriateness of any of these sites being included in the Allocations DPD. It is also possible that additional sites will be put forward for consideration in due course. Sites submitted have been considered in the production of the Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (SHLAA).
Related documents at the foot of this page include the list and maps showing sites put forward in the District.
Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (SHLAA)
In 2009, Rochford District Council published a Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (SHLAA). It was prepared as part of the Council’s LDF evidence base.
The National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) sets out the Government's approach to housing and continues to require all local authorities to produce a SHLAA to evaluate the availability of land for housing within their area.
The aim of the SHLAA is to identify sufficient specific sites for housing in the study area for the next 6-10 years, and where possible, 11-15 years. The assessment is not a one-off study, an annual review of the schedule of sites in the SHLAA will be included within each successive Annual Monitoring Report (AMR).
It must be stressed that the SHLAA does not set policy and does not allocate land for development. However, it forms a key component of the evidence base to support the delivery of sufficient land for housing in the long term. More information on land allocation policies is contained in the emerging Allocations Document .
Stakeholder consultation on the SHLAA ReviewIn January 2012, the Council started to carry out a comprehensive review on the SHLAA. We wrote to all the landowners, agents and developers who have put forward a site to the Council, inviting them to provide an update on their sites since they were originally submitted.
A draft of the 2012 SHLAA Review was published in July 2012. The Council has consulted stakeholders and other individuals on the draft, and the comments received have been fed into the process to inform the final version.
The final version of the 2012 SHLAA Review and all the appendices can be viewed via links at the foot of the page.