Neighbourhood Plan



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 2017

Friday 7th April 2017 at 7.30pm

Friday 2nd June 2017 at 7.30pm

Friday 11th August 2017 at 7.30pm

Friday 13th October 2017 at 7.30pm

Friday 8th December 2017 at 7.30pm




Following on from the various events and meetings during the last 18 months, a residents questionnaire has now been designed and printed. The questionnaire will ask for views and comments on a number of issues and will provide very important evidence in the production of the Neighbourhood Plan.  


A questionnaire will be hand delivered to every household in the parish, during the next few weeks, by our Communication Champions, who will also arrange to call back to collect the completed questionnaires.


The questionnaire will not ask for your name or address, but will ask for your postcode and age groups. This will help to demonstrate that the views of a cross section of the population have been achieved.


The information obtained from the questionnaires will be used towards the preparation of a draft plan that will reflect the consensus views of the parish.


A business survey will also be carried out later this year and there is a separate Housing Needs Survey planned for late Spring/early Summer, which will be a more in-depth look at the existing and future housing needs of the community.


We ask that you all please take some time to complete the questionnaires and ensure that they are ready for collection on the specified dates. This is a very important part of the Neighbourhood Plan process and is your opportunity to have your say, in writing, about the future of the parish.


Thank you for your support!



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



April 2016

June 2016


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