Hockley Area Action Plan

Hockley Area Action Plan Adopted

The Rochford District Hockley Area Action 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 Hockley Area Action Plan (HAAP) will be used to guide appropriate development within the centre of Hockley and direct future public and private investment in the area.

The adopted Hockley Area Action Plan and relevant documents can be downloaded below:

Rochford District Hockley Area Action Plan Adopted Version

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Formal Adoption Statement
Sustainability Appraisal and Non-Technical Summary
Sustainability Appraisal of the Hockley Area Action Plan Submission Document – Schedule of Modifications  
SA/SEA Adoption Statement
SA/SEA Adoption Statement - Appendix 1
SA/SEA Adoption Statement - Appendix 2
SA/SEA Adoption Statement - Appendix 3
Inspector’s Report

Examination

The Hockley Area Action Plan 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 2012

The Hockley Area Action Plan Submission Document sets out proposed policies for managing and guiding development within the centre of Hockley. 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:
 

Hockley Area Action Plan Submission Document

Hockley Area Action Plan Submission Document Sustainability Appraisal

Appendix I – Statement of Compliance with the SEA Directive and Regulations

Appendix II - Summary of Responses to Consultation

Appendix III: New/ Updated Plans and Programmes

Appendix IV: Appraisal of Hockley Area Action Plan Options

Appendix V: SA of AAP Vision and Objectives

Appendix VI: SA of Hockley AAP Pre-Submission Policies

Hockley Area Action Plan Submission Document Sustainability Appraisal – Non-Technical Summary
Hockley Area Action Plan Habitat Regulations Assessment (HRA)
Regulation 19 Notice (advertising the consultation)
Statement of Representation Procedure
Hockley Area Action Plan FAQ
Rochford District Core Strategy Adopted Version (December 2011)
Overview of approach taken to submission versions of Hockley, Rayleigh and Rochford AAPs
Hockley Parish Council Letter (January 2013)

Comments made during consultation on the Submission Document can be viewed here.

In addition, an exhibition for the Hockley Area Action Plan took place between 14 August and 28 August 2012 in the foyer of Hockley Library. The exhibition material, questionnaire and consultation results can be downloaded from the table below:

HAAP Exhibition Document
HAAP Questionnaire
HAAP Exhibition 2012 – Consultation results

Options Report 2010

Following the large response to the initial round of community involvement in early 2009 on the production of an Area Action Plan for Hockley, the potential options for the centre of Hockley were revisited.

Potential options were developed and were consulted on between 30 November 2010 and 4 February 2011.

The Options Report and the Draft 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:

Hockley Area Action Plan Options Report 2010
Hockley Area Action Plan Sustainability Appraisal
Regulation 25 Notice
Summary of Consultation Responses

Comments made during consultation on the Options Report can be viewed here.

Issues and Options Document 2009

Following initial consultation, including a placecheck event and online consultation, the Council produced an Issues and Options version of the Hockley Area Action Plan. This examined the issues and opportunities for Hockley centre, and suggested potential ways to address these.

The Issues and Options Document was consulted on between 13 February 2009 and 30 April 2009.

The Issues and Options Document and a summary of responses can be downloaded from the table below:

Hockley Area Action Plan Issues and Options Document 2009
Summary of Responses to the First Round of Community Involvement (2009 Consultation)

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

Initial Community Involvement 2008

Initial community involvement seeking comments, thoughts and proposals from the local community for enhancing the centre of Hockey was undertaken in 2008.  The comments received can be viewed here.

Contact Us

If you need more information on the Hockley Area Action Plan, please contact the Planning Policy team on 01702 318191 or email us using this form.