Plans for thousands of homes in Rochford to go on show

Southend Standard: Councillor Keith Hudson Councillor Keith Hudson

Plans showing where thousands of homes will be built in Rochford are being shown at venues across the district. 

The recently adopted Allocations Document sets out details of the sites to be developed across the district over the next fifteen years for housing, employment and other uses.

The council is holding a series of public exhibitions in March to explain the proposals. The exhibitions start on 3 March at the following venues:

  • 3 March – 7 March, The Mill Arts and Events Centre 
  • 4 March – 7 March, Rayleigh Library
  • 3 March – 7 March, Hockley, Hullbridge, Rochford and Great Wakering library

The final draft of the Allocations Plan was approved at a Full Council meeting on Tuesday evening, [Feb 25] along with the Hockley Area Action Plan.

Deputy Leader of the Council and Portfolio holder for Planning, Transport and Heritage, Councillor Keith Hudson said: “The Local Development Framework is now in place and the uncertainty that has blighted the lives of our residents is at an end.

“It is now imperative that all Councillors work together to ensure the best possible developments, Residential, Business and Leisure, are provided to enhance our District and not to detract from it.

“For every development, the local residents will be consulted and encouraged to help with the design and to ensure that it respects the local flavour of our towns and villages.”

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5:05pm Wed 26 Feb 14

AuldGit says...

Will Rochford roads support the increased traffic from this? Ashingdon Road can be a right nightmare at times.
Will Rochford roads support the increased traffic from this? Ashingdon Road can be a right nightmare at times. AuldGit

5:12pm Wed 26 Feb 14

SARFENDMAN says...

Why bother to show the plans as public opinion has little sway especially after allowing developments on very questionable locations especially those on grade 1 agricultural land in Green Belt. Track record nothing to smile about Councillor Hudson.
Why bother to show the plans as public opinion has little sway especially after allowing developments on very questionable locations especially those on grade 1 agricultural land in Green Belt. Track record nothing to smile about Councillor Hudson. SARFENDMAN

6:49pm Wed 26 Feb 14

Living the La Vida Legra says...

Would be nice to see them online!
Would be nice to see them online! Living the La Vida Legra

7:08pm Wed 26 Feb 14

keepitreal says...

more councillor's to get back hander's I see, build a bypass road to the a130 first
more councillor's to get back hander's I see, build a bypass road to the a130 first keepitreal

9:19pm Wed 26 Feb 14

iknowbetter says...

Interesting as I'm looking to buy another for rental. As already been said above, be nice to see an online version.
Interesting as I'm looking to buy another for rental. As already been said above, be nice to see an online version. iknowbetter

4:54pm Thu 27 Feb 14

Mattster says...

They dont put any of this online as too many people will see it so they show the plans for a few days in various locations not massively frequented by Jo public, that way they can say that it was all publicly available and feign suprise that people havent seen it and object to the proposals.

Its a bit like finding the full price Sofas at DFS
They dont put any of this online as too many people will see it so they show the plans for a few days in various locations not massively frequented by Jo public, that way they can say that it was all publicly available and feign suprise that people havent seen it and object to the proposals. Its a bit like finding the full price Sofas at DFS Mattster

11:35pm Thu 27 Feb 14

woolstone says...

They have given the dates to view the plans but what about people at work will they be able to going along after work to view in evenings. I have noticed that there is no mention about the proposed travellers site in Rayleigh are they hoping we have forgotten about it.
They have given the dates to view the plans but what about people at work will they be able to going along after work to view in evenings. I have noticed that there is no mention about the proposed travellers site in Rayleigh are they hoping we have forgotten about it. woolstone

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