Allocations Plan

The legal challenge against the Allocations Plan has been dismissed.

Allocations Plan Adopted

The Rochford District Allocations Plan was formally adopted by the Council on 25 February 2014 following confirmation from the Planning Inspector conducting the examination that the Plan was sound and legally compliant. The Allocations Plan allocates specific sites and sets out detailed policies for a range of uses, including residential, employment, education and open spaces, and has been prepared in accordance with the general locations and policies set out in the adopted Rochford Core Strategy.

The adopted Allocations Plan and relevant documents can be downloaded below:

Rochford District Allocations Plan Adopted Version

Interactive Policies Map available at this link - please note you will need to be using the latest version of your browser to view this map.

Formal Adoption Statement
Sustainability Appraisal
Sustainability Appraisal (Non-Technical Summary)
Sustainability Appraisal of the Allocations Submission Document – Schedule of Modifications  
SA/SEA Adoption Statement
Inspector’s report

Implications of Technical Housing Standards: In March 2015 the Government introduced new national technical housing standards in England and detailed how these would be applied through planning policy. This new national approach includes additional ‘optional’ Building Regulations on water efficiency and access, and a nationally described space standard. These new standards came into effect on 1 October 2015. From this date, relevant Allocations Plan policies should be interpreted by reference to the nearest equivalent new national technical standard. More information on these changes can be found here

A legal challenge to the adoption of the Allocations Plan was made to the High Court on 4 April 2014 under Section 113 of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 on grounds that the document is not within the appropriate powers and/or a procedural requirement has not been complied with. The judgement, which was handed down on 19 December 2014, dismissed the claim.

Allocations Plan – Public Exhibitions

Unmanned exhibitions took place across the District for a two week period from 3 March 2014 at Rayleigh, Rochford, Hullbridge, Hockley and Great Wakering libraries, Hullbridge Community Centre and The Mill in Rayleigh to highlight the adoption of the Allocations Plan.

The exhibition material and an interview with the Portfolio Holder for Planning and Transportation, Cllr Keith Hudson, can be viewed below:

Allocations Plan Exhibition Material
Allocations Plan Interview – Frequently asked questions

Thank you to everyone who commented on the exhibition. The comments received have been collated, and the main issues raised and responses to these are available to view at this link

Examination

The Allocations Submission Document was submitted to the Government for independent examination on 18 April 2013. The Plan has been examined by a Planning Inspector appointed by the Secretary of State.

More information on the examination can be found here.

Submission Document

The Allocations Submission Document sets out proposed policies for allocating land across the District for a number of uses, including housing, open space, town centres and environmental designations. This document was consulted on between 29 November 2012 and 25 January 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 options, can be downloaded from the table below:

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 - Part 1
View supporting documents for Representation Number 29063, 29064, 29065, 29066, 29067, 29068, 29069, 29070 and 29071
Supporting Document - Part 2
View supporting documents for Representation Number 29063, 29064, 29065, 29066, 29067, 29068, 29069, 29070 and 29071
Supporting Document - Planning brochure
View supporting documents for Representation Number 28803, 28808, 28809 and 28811
Supporting Document - Promotion document
View supporting documents for Representation Number 28803, 28808, 28809 and 28811
Supporting Document - Transport statement
View supporting documents for Representation Number 28803, 28808, 28809 and 28811
Supporting Document – Representation Number 28689
Supporting Document – Representation Number 28760
Supporting Document – Representation Number 28808 (Ecology Statement)
Supporting Document – Representation Number 28808 (Illustrative Master Plan One)
Supporting Document – Representation Number 28808 (Illustrative Master Plan Two)
Supporting Document – Representation Number 28809
Supporting Document – Representation Number 28811
Supporting Document – Representation Number 28826
Supporting Document – Representation Number 28833 (Part 1 of 2)
Supporting Document – Representation Number 28833 (Part 2 of 2)
Supporting Document – Representation Number 28905
Supporting Document – Representation Number 28996
Supporting Document – Representation Number 29002
Supporting Document – Representation Number 29004
Supporting Document – Representation Number 29006
Supporting Document – Representation Number 29020 (2012-205-01)
Supporting Document – Representation Number 29020 (2012-205-02)
Supporting Document – Representation Number 29020 (2012-205-03)
Supporting Document – Representation Number 29020 (2012-205-04)
Supporting Document – Representation Number 29020 (2012-205-05)
Supporting Document – Representation Number 29020 (2012-205-06)
Supporting Document – Representation Number 29020 (CDBF - Canewdon)
Supporting Document – Representation Number 29020 (Highways and Drainage Position Statement)
Supporting Document – Representation Number 29020 (JBA10 287-Doc1 LVA Canewdon combined)
Supporting Document – Representation Number 29074
Supporting Document – Representation Number 29097
Supporting Document – Representation Number 29113
Supporting Document – Representation Number 29161
Supporting Document – Representation Number 29162
Supporting Document – Representation Number 32010
Supporting Document – Representation Number 32013

Discussion and Consultation Document

The Discussion and Consultation Document set outs potential options for the location of new residential development, employment locations, education facilities, community facilities, and wildlife sites among other uses.

The purpose of the Discussion and Consultation Document was to provide people with the chance to consider and comment upon allocation options that have been put forward for development. This document was consulted on between 17 March 2010 and 30 April 2010.

The Discussion and Consultation Document and other key documents, including 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

Allocations DPD: Discussion and Consultation Document
Addendum to Appendix 1 of the Allocations DPD: Discussion and Consultation Document
Appendix 1 to the Allocations DPD: Discussion and Consultation Document (Full version)
Call for Sites 1-40 of Appendix 1 to the Allocations DPD: Discussion and Consultation Document
Call for Sites 41-80 of Appendix 1 to the Allocations DPD: Discussion and Consultation Document
Call for Sites 81-120 of Appendix 1 to the Allocations DPD: Discussion and Consultation Document
Call for Sites 121-158 of Appendix 1 to the Allocations DPD: Discussion and Consultation Document
Call for Sites 160-207 of Appendix 1 to the Allocations DPD: Discussion and Consultation Document
Updated Sustainability Appraisal 2012 - Main Report
Updated Sustainability Appraisal 2012: Appendix 1 – Statement on Compliance with the SEA Directive and Regulations  
Updated Sustainability Appraisal 2012: Appendix 2 – SA of Core Strategy Vision and Objectives
Updated Sustainability Appraisal 2012: Appendix 3 – Residential Land Allocations – Green Belt Land (North of London Road)
Updated Sustainability Appraisal 2012: Appendix 3 – Residential Land Allocations – Green Belt Land (West Rochford)
Updated Sustainability Appraisal 2012: Appendix 3 – Residential Land Allocations – Green Belt Land (West Hockley)
Updated Sustainability Appraisal 2012: Appendix 3 – Residential Land Allocations – Green Belt Land (South Hawkwell)
Updated Sustainability Appraisal 2012: Appendix 3 – Residential Land Allocations – Green Belt Land (East Ashingdon)
Updated Sustainability Appraisal 2012: Appendix 3 – Residential Land Allocations – Green Belt Land (South West Hullbridge)
Updated Sustainability Appraisal 2012: Appendix 3 – Residential Land Allocations – Green Belt Land (South Canewdon)
Updated Sustainability Appraisal 2012: Appendix 3 – Residential Land Allocations – Green Belt Land (South East Ashingdon)
Updated Sustainability Appraisal 2012: Appendix 3 – Residential Land Allocations – Green Belt Land (West Great Wakering)
Updated Sustainability Appraisal 2012: Appendix 4 – Reallocated Employment Land Options
Updated Sustainability Appraisal 2012: Appendix 5 – Gypsy and Traveller Sites
Updated Sustainability Appraisal 2012: Appendix 6 – Existing Employment Land Options
Updated Sustainability Appraisal 2012: Appendix 7 – Additional Employment Land Options
Updated Sustainability Appraisal 2012: Appendix 8 – Environment Options
Updated Sustainability Appraisal 2012: Appendix 9 – Community Facility Options
Updated Sustainability Appraisal 2012: Appendix 10 – Town Centres
Updated Sustainability Appraisal 2012: Appendix 11 – Alternative Options
Updated Sustainability Appraisal 2012: Appendix 12 – Summary of Responses to SA Consultation
Updated Sustainability Appraisal 2012 – Non Technical Summary
Allocations DPD: Discussion and Consultation Document: Consultation Summary

 

Comments made during the consultation on the Discussion and Consultation Document can be viewed here.  Full copies of the paper representations received can be viewed here.

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