The Council has received an outline planning application for the development of land known as ‘Land East of Rugby Club’ for a new business park. The exact site to which the proposal relates can be viewed online by following the link to the ‘Location Plan’ in the 'Documents' tab.
The application is an outline application with all matters reserved apart from access to the site off Cherry Orchard Way. In the outline application the Council will have to decide whether the different uses proposed are acceptable and consider other issues relating to matters including flood risk, highways impacts, archaeology and ecology.
Detailed matters including those relating to scale, layout, appearance and landscaping would be considered in a later reserved matters application which would follow if outline permission were granted.
The outline proposal includes
Creation of a new business park to comprise use classes B1 (Business), B2 (General Industrial) and ancillary uses to include A1 (Retail), A3 (Restaurants/Cafes), A4 (Drinking Establishments), C1 (Hotel), D1 (Non-residential institutions), D2 (Assembly and Leisure) and B8 (Storage and Distribution)
Access to the site off Cherry Orchard Way
Provide hard and soft landscaping
Demolition of existing rugby club and associated works
Supporting information has been received relating to a number of planning matters including but not limited to; Flood Risk and Drainage, Highways, and Ecology.
The application form, plans and other supporting documentation submitted by the applicant can be viewed as individual items via the individual links in the 'Documents' tab.
You can also ask to view a hardcopy of the full application including all submitted documents and plans at the Council's reception in South Street, Rochford. The reception is open 8:30am to 5:30pm Monday to Thursday and 8:30am to 5:00pm on Friday.
Your views on this application and comments can be sent either in writing (quoting reference 15/00781/OUT) or via the Council's online planning system using this link
The scale of the proposed development is such that the application constitutes major development and will go to a Development Committee for determination.
Rugby Club – The Council has also received an application for planning permission for the relocated rugby club including a new clubhouse and pitches on land to the north of the above site. Details of this application (reference 15/00776/OUT) can be found on the Council’s website here.
Note: For Apple users : the application reference number on this page may appear to look like a link, but it is not.