On 30th September 2015 we were granted outline planning permission by Rochford District Council to build up to 500 new homes, small-scale neighbourhood uses, open spaces, land that could be used for a primary school, and associated infrastructure on land west of Rayleigh.

This permission is subject to a Section 106 legal Agreement and conditions.

This land, and adjoining land under other ownership, has been identified for the development of 550 new homes by Rochford District Council in the adopted Core Strategy and Site Allocations Plan. The outline planning application that we submitted in August 2014 was refused by Rochford District Council’s Development Committee in January 2015. In March 2015, we lodged an appeal with the Planning Inspectorate against this refusal and in June 2015 we submitted a new outline planning application to Rochford District Council to address the reasons for refusal. It is that new Outline application that got approved on the 30th of September. Read the latest news about the approved application and next steps.

have your say

We invited comments from local residents and stakeholders on the masterplan for West of Rayleigh.

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West of Rayleigh plans approved by Rochford District Council

Plans to build up to 500 new homes in Rayleigh were last night given the go ahead. Rochford District Council has
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Your Feedback

We carefully reviewed all of the feedback received from 150 people during the consultation period, which has helped us to finalise the planning application. Visit the Have Your Say page to read more.