Community Engagement Events and Survey

As part of the early engagement that the Council undertook to inform the preparation of the first stage of the new Local Plan, the Issues and Options document, the Council held community engagement workshops at local parishes in Summer/Autumn 2016. The purpose of these workshops was to explain the role of the Parish Councils in plan-making and to help build up a clear vision for the future for each parish and the wider district. The workshops were also supplemented by a survey to enable all those unable to attend a workshop the chance to have their say on the future of the district. This early engagement follows the principles for engaging and consulting with local communities set out in the Council’s Statement of Community Involvement, adopted on 19 July 2016. Engagement included consulting local residents and businesses and other interested parties on planning matters. Initial Officer responses to the issues raised can be found within the Consultation Statement below.

Workshop documents

The materials produced for, during and after the workshops can be downloaded from the table below.

Workshop Location Date of Workshop Agenda Presentation Maps Notes
Canewdon 24 May Agenda Presentation Maps Notes
Rochford 10 June Agenda Presentation Maps Notes
Ashingdon 3 August Agenda Presentation Maps Notes
Hullbridge 4 August Agenda Presentation Maps Notes
Hockley 16 August Agenda Presentation Maps Notes
Great Wakering 24 August Agenda Presentation Maps Notes
Hawkwell 30 August Agenda Presentation Map Notes
Rayleigh (daytime) 12 September Agenda Presentation Map Notes
Rayleigh (evening) 4 October Agenda Presentation Maps Notes
Stambridge / Paglesham 6 October Agenda Presentation Maps Notes
Barling Magna / Sutton with Shopland 11 October Agenda Presentation Maps Notes
Rawreth 19 October Agenda Presentation Maps Notes

 

Consultation Statement

The Consultation Statement found here, sets out the ways in which the Council has sought to engage with local communities and the methods undertaken to notify them – including residents and businesses. The document includes the issues that have been raised during the Workshops and Survey consultations, and an initial Officer response to these issues.