Rochford Town Centre Area Action Plan

Rochford Town Centre Area Action Plan Adopted

The Rochford Town Centre Area Action Plan was formally adopted by the Council on 21 April 2015 following confirmation from the Planning Inspector conducting the examination that the Plan was sound and legally compliant. The Rochford Town Centre Area Action Plan sets out the Council’s vision for Rochford town centre and includes policies for managing development and protecting the character of the town centre.

The adopted Rochford Town Centre Area Action Plan and relevant documents can be downloaded below:

Rochford Town Centre Area Action Plan Adopted Version
Formal Adoption Statement
Sustainability Appraisal (including Non-Technical Summary)
Sustainability Appraisal of the Rochford Town Centre Area Action Plan Submission Document – Schedule of Modifications
SA/SEA Adoption Statement
Inspector’s report

Examination

The Rochford Area Action Plan Submission Document was submitted to the Government for independent examination on 20 November 2013. The Plan has been examined by a Planning Inspector appointed by the Secretary of State. The Programme Officer for the examination was Kerry Freeman.
 
More information on the examination can be found here.

Submission Document

The Rochford Area Action Plan Submission Document sets out proposed policies for managing and guiding development within Rochford town centre. This document was consulted on between 3 July and 5pm on 29 August 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:

Rochford Area Action Plan Submission Document
Rochford Area Action Plan Submission Document Sustainability Appraisal
Rochford Area Action Plan Submission Document Sustainability Appraisal – Non-Technical Summary
Rochford Area Action Plan Habitat Regulations Assessment (HRA)
Regulation 19 Notice (advertising the consultation)
Statement of Representation Procedure
Rochford District Core Strategy Adopted Version (December 2011)
Frequently Asked Questions

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

In addition, an exhibition for the Rochford Area Action Plan took place from 2pm on 15 January to 29 January 2013 in the foyer of Rochford Library. The exhibition was an additional stage of public consultation which sought to update residents on the most recent options and thoughts in respect of Rochford town centre. It also gave members of the public an opportunity to see, and comment on the progress of the Council’s plan for Rochford town centre. The exhibition material and questionnaire can be downloaded from the table below:

Rochford Area Action Plan Exhibition Material (15.1.13-29.1.13)
Rochford Area Action Plan Questionnaire

Issues and Options Document

Following initial consultation, including a Placecheck event and online consultation, the Council produced a discussion and consultation draft (the 'Issues and Options' stage) of the Area Action Plan for Rochford. This examined the issues and opportunities for the centre of Rochford, and suggested potential ways to address these.

The Rochford Area Action Plan Issues and Options Document was consulted on between 21 September and 5pm on 30 November 2009.

The Issues and Options Document 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:

Rochford Area Action Plan Issues and Options Document
Draft Sustainability Appraisal of Rochford Area Action Plan Issues and Options Document

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 Rochford town centre was undertaken in 2008.  The comments received can be viewed here.

Contact Us

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