Long term work
Consultation can come in many forms; from substantial pieces of work like the the Hockley Parish Plan which was undertaken in 2007 and was intended to inform decision-making for the next ten years, and the Hockley Area Action Plan which was commissioned by the District Council as part of their Local Development Framework.
Consultations in 2017
Rochford District Council are currently reviewing their NEW LOCAL PLAN. Hockley Parish Council would encourage all residents to make themselves aware of the Issues and Options Document and respond to the District Consultation when it opens to the public as it will have a major impact on development in our area.
You will be able to register for information on the link below:
Rochford District Council New Local Plan - Issues and Options Document
As you may be aware, as a Local Planning Authority, we need to regularly review our planning policy documents. These documents form our local development plan which sets out our blueprint for the district. We have a complete adopted local development plan, but it is now in the early stages of being reviewed to make sure that our plan is deliverable and up-to-date over the next 20 years.
To find out more about the review, and progress on the Issues and Options Document, please click ‘find out more’ below.
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Rochford District Council Budget Survey
This is your opportunity to influence how the Council spends its precious resources, shape what we do in the future and help us protect the services we all value.
Please take the opportunity to have your say by completing the survey, the link is in the Related Content section. The closing date is Sunday 7 January 2018.
Mobile Library Services - Public Consultation
Essex County Council is reviewing its mobile library service, to ensure that it is relevant to people’s lives and offers good value for the money it costs to provide.
They want your views on the changes they are proposing and what they will mean for you.
The consultation starts on Tuesday 19 September 2017 and ends on Monday 6 November 2017
Please click the link below to complete the survey if you wish to protect this service
Public Consultation - Re-development of Bullwood Hall, Hockley
Sanctuary Group has acquired the development site of Bullwood Hall, Hockley from Harrow Estates PLC. Prior to submitting a detailed planning application they are holding a public consultation event on Tuesday 11th July at the Parish Hall, the Old Fire Station, 58 Southend Road, SS5 4QH between 4pm and 8pm
Westerings Primary Academy Consultation
Essex County Council, as the Education Authority, proposes to construct a new teaching block to accommodate 210 additional pupils at Westerings Primary Academy, which will bring the total school capacity up to 420 pupils. The development will include provision for three new classrooms, cloakrooms and toilet facilities,. It also involves some small alterations to the existing school to improve the existing teaching environment and provide access to the new teaching block. Externally, the proposals allow for the relocation of existing play areas including the adventure play area and the provision of additional staff parking. The project design team has been developing a proposal that would meet the school’s educational need and fits well on the school site. It is anticipated that the proposed build will complete ready for September 2018.
Consultation start date 15th June 2017 Consultation end date 30th June 2017
click here: https://www.essexinsight.org.uk/MainMenu.aspx?page=surveys-and-consultations
Hockley Woods Playground?
Local families are set to benefit from £45,000 of funding for Hockley Woods playground– and your views are wanted on how it should be spent! Rochford District Council is celebrating the news that we will be receiving the funds from Cory Environmental Trust to improve and maintain the popular site. A public consultation for this exciting project will run until Sunday 26th March 2017. The results of this consultation will be used as part of the decision making process as to which design will be implemented. The aim is to have these new facilities available by the school summer holidays. The playground area remains open in the mean-time.
Click to complete consultation: http://www.rochford.gov.uk/playground