What’s this all about? Well, this is the Strategic Housing and Employment Land Availability Assessment (SHELAA) which will form part of the evidence in the new local plan. The issue of SHELAA will always, in my opinion, be contentious. It is worth noting that at this stage although the sites have been identified, it doesn’t mean that they will be approved for housing.

For Down Hall & Rawreth the sites are plentiful and we will be updating our residents on how to take part in the public consultation in the coming weeks. For now here is a map of the potential sites.

Sites Distribution Across Rochford District

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Bruce smart
Bruce smart

So in simply terms what does this mean. My guess would be areas for even more housing.


Do the plans that were published for the improved roundabout at the east end of Rawreth Lane provide us with a hint of how this will go? The plan that had a “bonus” exit from the roundabout into the fields at Lubbards Farm….