Planning Enforcement Appeal - Old Pumping Station, Fambridge Road, Rochford

On the 22nd of February 2022 Rochford District Council issued and served an enforcement notice on the Land known as Old Pumping Station, Fambridge Road, South Fambridge, Rochford, Essex, SS4 3LT. The identified breach of planning control being described as: 

Without planning permission;

1. The erection of a building (also referred to as a butler bin) used for domestic purposes comprising of storage, utility room, toilet and shower, lounging and hobby use incidental to the dwelling formed from the conversion of the old pumping station building [building is shown labelled BB on the attached plan].

2. The material change of use of a rural building, old pumping station building, to a dwelling forming a new dwelling in the green belt [old pumping station building is shown labelled PS on the attached plan].

An appeal to the planning inspectorate was lodged by the landowners and this page provides both the Appellants' case and the Council's case. 

The start letter provides key dates relating to the progression of this appeal. 

The appeal is to be decided by  informal hearing. The procedure to be followed is set out in the Town and Country Planning (Hearings Procedure) (England) Rules 2000, as amended. The event date is yet to be set. 

Anyone wishing to make comments, or modify/withdraw your previous representation, can do so on the Planning Portal at   or by emailing  . If you do not have access to the internet, you can send your comments to: 

Eleanor Morris

The Planning Inspectorate





All representations must be received by 15th April 2022.Any representations submitted after the deadline will not usually be considered and will be returned. The Planning Inspectorate does not acknowledge representations. All representations must quote the appeal reference.


Please note that any representations you submit to the Planning Inspectorate will be copied to the appellant and this local planning authority and will be considered by the Inspector when determining the appeal. 

When made, the decision will be published online at