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London Southend Airport and Environs Joint Area Action Plan

Latest news: Inspector’s Report published (3 December 2014) – see below for more details

The London Southend Airport and Environs Joint Area Action Plan (also known as the JAAP) has been prepared by Rochford District Council and Southend Borough Council to respond to the challenges and opportunities offered by London Southend Airport and its surrounding area.

The JAAP will provide the basis for coordinating the actions of a range of partners with an interest in London Southend Airport and its surrounding area, and establish planning policies up to 2021. It will:

•    Manage growth and change in the area by setting out development and design principles
•    Ensure the protection of areas and places sensitive to change
•    Direct investment and form the basis for regeneration in the area
•    Be deliverable

Inspector’s Report Published

The Inspector’s Report into the soundness of the JAAP Submission Document has been received, which found that the document is sound subject to a number of minor modifications. Receipt of the report concludes the examination.

The final Inspector’s Report can be downloaded below:

Inspector’s Report

The London Southend Airport and Environs Joint Area Action Plan, which includes the minor modifications recommended by the Inspector, will be considered at Full Council for adoption on 16 December 2014.

Examination

The JAAP Submission Document was submitted to the Government for independent examination on 17 December 2013. The Plan was examined by a Planning Inspector appointed by the Secretary of State. The Programme Officer for the examination was Kerry Freeman.

More information on the examination can be found here

Submission Document

The JAAP Submission Document sets out proposed policies for managing and guiding development around the airport. This document was consulted on between 25 February and 26 April 2013.

The Submission Document and other key documents, including the Sustainability Appraisal of the Plan which assesses the potential environmental, economic and social impacts of the proposed policies, can be downloaded from the table below:

JAAP Submission Document
JAAP Submission Document Sustainability Appraisal
JAAP Submission Document Sustainability Appraisal – Non-Technical Summary
JAAP Submission Document Habitats Regulation Assessment (HRA)
Regulation 19 Notice (advertising the consultation)
Statement of Representation Procedure
Frequently Asked Questions

Comments made during consultation on the Submission Document can be viewed here . Additional supporting documents to representations made during the consultation can be downloaded from the table below:

Supporting Document – Representation Number 32674

Key evidence base documents supporting the preparation of the JAAP can be downloaded here

Preferred Options Document

The JAAP Preferred Options Document which sets out the preferred vision for the future of the airport and its surrounding area, and provides details of the preferred policy framework that will be required to deliver this vision. This document was consulted on between 16 February and 15 May 2009.

The Preferred Options Document, and the Sustainability Appraisal of the Plan (which assesses the potential environmental, economic and social impacts of the options), can be downloaded from the table below:

JAAP Preferred Options Document
JAAP Preferred Options Sustainability Appraisal
JAAP Preferred Options: Brief Summary of Representations

Comments made during consultation on the Preferred Options Document can be viewed here

Issues and Options Document

The JAAP Issues and Options Document sets out the initial issues and opportunities identified for the study area and potential options for the development of the area in the period up to 2021. This document was consulted on between 24 June and 8 August 2008.    

The Issues and Options Document and the Sustainability Appraisal of the Plan (which assesses the potential environmental, economic and social impacts of the options), can also be downloaded from the table below:

JAAP Issues and Options Document
JAAP Issues and Options Sustainability Appraisal
JAAP Issues and Options - Summary of consultation response
JAAP Evidence Report (2008)

Comments made during consultation on the Issues and Options Document can be viewed here.

Contact Us

If you need more information on the JAAP, please contact your respective Council’s Planning Policy team as follows:

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