Neighbourhood Plan

The Public meeting scheduled for 15th June 2018 will not take place as we are awaiting information from Rochford District Council.  The next meeting will take place on 10th August 2018.


Rochford District Council consultation


The Issues and Options Document public consultation is now open and will run for a period of 12 weeks, closing at 5pm on Wednesday 7 March 2018. We are encouraging all residents, businesses and other stakeholders to make their views known and help to shape the future of your district.


The Issues and Options Document is the first stage of Rochford District Council’s new Local Plan, which will set out the vision and strategy for the district up to 2037. The Document sets out a range of identified challenges and opportunities facing the district over the next 20 years, including how and where new homes should delivered, how to support and grow the local economy and jobs, what infrastructure will be needed and where, and how we will preserve our natural and historic environments. It is accompanied by a Sustainability Appraisal which examines the key sustainability issues with the identified options. The Issues and Options Document is your first opportunity to get involved in your new Local Plan and to help shape the future for your district.  


The fastest and easiest way to view and comment on the Issues and Options Document is online at Alternatively, paper reference copies and response forms will be available at Rochford and Rayleigh Council offices, Parish/Town Council offices and all local libraries during normal opening hours.




The Parish Council have set up a working group to assit in creating a Neighbourhood Plan for Canewdon.  The group meets on a monthly basis and has representatives from:

Canewdon Parish Council

Canewdon Community Association

Canewdon Educational Trust

Canewdon Womens Institute

Canewdon Horticultural Society

Canewdon Scouts

Terms of Reference


Public meetings are held regularly in the Village Hall to engage with the local community in order to help shape the plan. 

Public meetings for 2018

Friday 16th February 2018 at 7.30pm

Friday 13th April 2018 at 7.30pm

Friday 15th June 2018 at 7.30pm

Friday 10th August 2018 at 7.30pm

Friday 12th October 2018 at 7.30pm

Friday 14th December 2018 at 7.30pm




During the summer of 2017 a residents questionnaire was delivered to every household in the parish.  The questionnaire assisted in creating the vision and objecties for the Neighbourhood Plan.  These can be viewed by clicking on the documents below:

Residents survey results

Neighbourhood Plan Vision

Neighbourhood Plan objectives




Neighbourhood Plan Area

Click here to view the application to Rochford District Council to designate the Neighbourhood Area.

Click here to view a map of the Neighbourhood Area.


Steering Group Meeting Notes

Meeting dated 23rd March 2016

Meeting dated 27th April 2016

Meeting dated 25th May 2016

Meeting dated 22nd June 2016

Meeting dated 26th July 2016

Meeting dated 24th August 2016

Meeting dated 26th October 2016

Meeting dated 23rd November 2016

Meeting dated 25th January 2017

Meeting dated 26th April 2017

Meeting dated 24th May 2017

Meeting dated 23rd August 2017

Meeting dated 27th September 2017

Meeting dated 22nd November 2017



April 2016

June 2016

October 2017


Evidence Base

Community Profile

Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats (SWOT) Analysis

Key Contacts

Communication Strategy


Grant Funding

Groundwork UK grant spending - November 2016 to March 2017