New Local Plan Evidence Base

An important part of the plan making process is the Evidence Base. The Evidence Base is a collection of background documents which support the policies and proposals being developed in the new Local Plan. The development of the Evidence Base is ongoing; current documents are available to download below by topic.

Community Involvement

Early Community Engagement Programme 2016
Updated Statement of Community Involvement 2019

Design and Conservation

Conservation Area Appraisals and Management Plans

Battlesbridge Conservation Area Appraisal and Management Plan 2007

Canewdon Church Conservation Area Appraisal and Management Plan 2007

Canewdon High Street Conservation Area Appraisal and Management Plan 2007

Foulness Churchend Conservation Area Appraisal and Management Plan 2007

Great Wakering Conservation Area Appraisal and Management Plan 2007

Paglesham Church End Conservation Area Appraisal and Management Plan 2007

Paglesham East End Conservation Area Appraisal and Management Plan 2007 

Rayleigh Conservation Area Appraisal and Management Plan 2007

Rochford Conservation Area Appraisal and Management Plan 2007

Shopland Churchyard Conservation Area Appraisal and Management Plan 2007

Design and Heritage Guidance

Essex Design Guide 2005

Local List Supplementary Planning Document 2013

Historic Environment Characterisation Project 2006

Housing Design Supplementary Planning Document 2007

Parking Standards Design and Good Practice Supplementary Planning Document 2010

Urban Place Supplement 2007

Duty to Cooperate

South Essex Statement of Common Ground 2018

South Essex 2050 Memorandum of Understanding 2018

South Essex Strategic Planning Memorandum of Understanding

Duty to Co-operate Topic Paper 2017

Essex Coast Recreational Avoidance and Mitigation Strategy (RAMS) Memorandum of Understanding

Economy and Employment  

Grown-on Space Studies

Essex Grown-On Space Feasibility Study 2016

Employment Land Reviews

Employment Land Study Report 2014

Employment Land Study Update Final Report 2009

Employment Land Study 2008

Retail and Leisure Studies

Retail and Leisure Study Update 2014

Retail and Leisure Study 2008

Retail and Leisure Needs Topic Paper 2017

South Essex Retail Study 2018

South Essex Retail Study - Volume 2: Appendices

South Essex Retail Study - Volume 3: Household Survey

Growth Strategy

Rochford District Economic Growth Strategy 2017

Rochford District Growth Strategy 2014

Economic Development Needs Assessments

Economic Development Needs Topic Paper 2017

South Essex Economic Development Needs Assessment 2017

South Essex Economic Development Needs Assessment 2017 - Appendix 1

South Essex Economic Development Needs Assessment 2017 - Appendix 2

South Essex Economic Development Needs Assessment 2017 - Appendix 3 (large file - may be slow to load)

South Essex Economic Development Needs Assessment 2017- Appendix 4

 

Environment and Landscape

Habitats Regulations Assessment (HRA)

Habitat Regulations Assessment – Adopted Core Strategy 2011

Habitat Regulations Assessment – Adopted Allocations Plan 2014

Habitat Regulations Assessment – Adopted Development Management Plan 2014

Habitat Regulations Assessment – Adopted Hockley Area Action Plan 2014

Final Habitat Regs Assessment – Land west of Hullbridge – 14/00813/OUT

Summary of Responses to Hullbridge HRA

Habitat Regulations Assessment – Adopted London Southend Airport and Environs Joint Area Action Plan 2014

Habitat Regulations Assessment – Adopted Rochford Town Centre Area Action Plan 2015

Habitat Regulations Assessment – Adopted Rayleigh Area Action Plan 2015

Contaminated Land Strategy

Contaminated Land Strategy 2013

Environmental Capacity Study

Environmental Capacity Study 2015

Landscape Assessments

Essex Landscape Character Assessment 2003

Landscape Character Assessment of the Essex Coast 2005

Minerals and Waste Plans

Essex and Southend Minerals Local Plan 2014

Essex and Southend Waste Local Plan 2017

Local Wildlife Sites

Local Wildlife Site Review 2007

Local Wildlife Sites Review 2018

Strategic Environmental Assessment Baseline Information Profile (SEA)

Strategic Environmental Assessment Baseline Information Profile (SEA)

Housing and Population

Housing Delivery Test Action Plan

Housing Delivery Test Action Plan 2019

Housing Market Assessments

South Essex Strategic Housing Market Assessment Addendum 2017 - this addendum to the 2016 SHMA has been prepared by Turleys Associates on behalf of the South Essex authorities to take account of more up to date information, and was published on the Thames Gateway South Essex website on 12 June 2017.

South Essex Strategic Housing Market Assessment 2016 Executive Summary

South Essex Strategic Housing Market Assessment 2016

Thames Gateway South Essex Fundamental Review of Strategic Housing Market Assessment 2013

Thames Gateway South Essex Strategic Housing Market Assessment Update 2010

Thames Gateway South Essex Strategic Housing Market Assessment 2008 

Land Availability Assessments

Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment 2012

Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment 2009

Strategic Housing and Economic Land Availability Assessment (SHELAA) 2017
          Appendix A: Call for Sites Form
          Appendix B: Find your Site and Area Maps
          Appendix C: Site Assessment Forms (large file may take time to load)
          Appendix D: Final Viability Report
          Appendix E: Housing Land Trajectory

Gypsy, Traveller and Travelling Showpeople Accommodation Assessments

Rochford Gypsy and Traveller Accommodation Assessment Need Summary 2017

Essex Gypsy and Traveller and Travelling Showpeople Accommodation Assessment 2014

Essex Gypsy and Traveller Accommodation Assessment 2009

Looking Back and Moving Forward – Assessing the housing needs of Gypsies and Travellers in Essex 2006

Essex Gypsy and Traveller Accommodation Assessment (GTAA) 2018: Rochford Needs Summary

Essex Gypsy and Traveller Accommodation Assessment (GTAA) 2018: Essex Need Summary

Essex Gypsy and Traveller Accommodation Assessment (GTAA) 2018: Essex Joint Methodology

Essex Gypsy and Traveller Accommodation Assessment (GTAA) 2018: Need Summaries for other Authorities

Local Community Plans

Parish Plans

Hullbridge Village Plan 2012-2014

Great Wakering Parish Plan 2015

Hawkwell Parish Plan 2011

Hockley Parish Plan 2007

National Policy

National Planning Policy Framework

Planning Practice Guidance

Planning Policy for Traveller Sites

Transport and Infrastructure

Transport Studies

Highways Baseline Technical Note 2017

Infrastructure Delivery Plans

Infrastructure Delivery Topic Paper 2017

Cycling and Greenway Studies

Green Grid Strategy 2005

London Southend Airport and Environs Joint Area Action Plan Walking and Cycling Greenway Network Report 2016

Walking and Cycling improvements: National Cycle Network Route 135, Stock to Southend 2014

Parklands Strategy 2010

Essex Cycling Strategy 2016

Open Space Studies

Open Space Strategy 2015

Open Space Study 2009

Sports and Recreation Studies

Indoor Built Facilities Assessment Report 2018

Indoor Built Facilities Strategy and Action Plan 2018

Playing Pitch Assessment Report 2018

Playing Pitch Strategy and Action Plan 2018

Playing Pitch Strategy Supplementary Planning Document 2012

Essex Sports Facilities Strategy 2007-2020

Local Transport Plan

Local Transport Plan 2011

Sustainability and Viability

Sustainability Appraisal

Sustainability Appraisal Scoping Report 2017

Affordable Housing Viability Study

Affordable Housing Viability Study 2010
 

Water and Flood Risk

Flood Risk Assessments

Essex Flood Risk Management Strategy 2013

Preliminary Flood Risk Assessment for Essex 2011

Rochford District Council Strategic Flood Risk Assessment 2011 - Level 1 and 2 Report

Thames Gateway South Essex Strategic Flood Risk Assessment Review - Scoping Report 2009

Thames Gateway South Essex Flood Risk Assessment 2006

South Essex Level 1 Strategic Flood Risk Assessment (SFRA) 2018

South Essex Level 1 Strategic Flood Risk Assessment (SFRA) 2018 - Appendix A (large file - may be slow to load)

South Essex Level 1 Strategic Flood Risk Assessment (SFRA) 2018 - Appendix B (large file - may be slow to load)

Coast, River and Estuary Management Plans

Crouch and Roach Estuary Management Plan 2005

Essex and South Suffolk Shoreline Management Plan 2010

River Basin Management Plan - Anglian River Basin District 2009

Surface Water Management Plan

Surface Water Management Plan 2012 (Phase 2, 3 and 4)

Surface Water Management Plan 2012 Appendix A1

Surface Water Management Plan 2012 Appendix A2

Surface Water Management Plan 2012 Appendix A3

Surface Water Management Plan 2012 Appendix D

Surface Water Management Plan 2012 Appendix E3

Surface Water Management Plan 2012 Appendix F1

Surface Water Management Plan 2012 Appendix F4

South Essex Surface Water Management Plan 2011 (Phase 1)

Water Cycle Studies

Essex Thames Gateway Water Cycle Study - Technical Report 2011

Essex Thames Gateway Water Cycle Study - Scoping Study 2009