Questions and Answers

Who are Customer Services – Planning and Community?

We are a team of Customer Service Officers who deal with the administrative duties for a range of departments at Rochford Council. The areas we cover include:
  • Planning
  • Planning Enforcement
  • Building Control
  • Local Land Charges
  • Homelessness
  • Housing
  • Leisure Activities
How do I contact Customer Services - Planning and Community?
There are three ways to contact us.
1. Telephone: 01702 318191
3. Post: Customer Services,  Council Offices, 3-15 South Street, Rochford, Essex, SS4 1BW
Do I need planning permission for a dropped kerb?
Building Regulation Approval is not necessary, however all vehicle crossovers require the prior consent of the Local Highway Authority.  More information about dropped kerbs.

Does a Conservatory require planning permission?

Some development can proceed as "permitted development". This means that planning permission is not required. It should be noted that the planning regulations treat a conservatory as an extension. More information about conservatories.
Do I live in a listed building?
Buildings of architectural or historic interest make an important contribution to the character of the Rochford district and many are of significant importance as individual buildings in their own right. The Council has a duty to preserve their qualities for both present and future generations.
The booklet entitled 'Listed Buildings in the Rochford District' provides the actual listed building description provided for each listed building in the district. These lists are arranged by parish and within each parish by street name. More information about listed buildings.
Is my house in a conservation area?
Conservation areas are 'Areas of Special Architectural or Historic Interest, the character or appearance of which it is desirable to preserve or enhance' (Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990).  For more advice, please contact the Planning Department on 01702 318191 or email us using this form. More information about conservation areas.