Following the Council’s decision to write to the Planning Inspectorate to request that Rochford’s Core Strategy Examination be suspended until December – the Council has now received a response.
The full response can be viewed on the Council’s website here.
Rochford District Council’s Portfolio Holder for Planning and Transportation, Councillor Keith Hudson, said: “Although we are disappointed that our request to suspend the Examination has been rejected, we are encouraged that the Inspector has proposed a way forward.
This is an important document and the decisions we take will be vitally important for the future of housing, employment and the general wellbeing of the residents of our District.
Throughout this process we have always aimed to nurture a sustainable future for the area.
We will carefully consider the Inspector’s conclusions and convene a meeting of Full Council on August 31 to establish the best way forward.
It remains the case that, whatever happens, it is essential that we have in place a framework that acts in the best interests of our residents and supports our businesses to which a good many of our residents look to for employment.”