Local Plan 2014 - 2034
Information on the Council's emerging Local Plan, including the Draft Local Plan, Sustainability Appraisals, Policies Map and FAQs
IMPORTANT CHANGE; From March 2012, changes to national planning policy replaced the term 'Local Development Framework' (LDF) with the term 'Local Plan'. Any historic references to the LDF in our documentation should be now considered as if they read 'Local Plan'
Draft Local Plan 2016
Work started in December 2014 on a new Local Plan that will provide the planning framework for the future growth and development of the Basildon Borough area until 2034. The new Local Plan will identify land for housing, businesses, shops and leisure, as well as areas for protection, such as open space and sites important for wildlife. The Draft Local Plan, its Sustainability Appraisal, Habitats Regulations Assessment and Service Impact Assessment was prepared and published for public consultation for eight weeks between January and March 2016. Any further comments cannot now be accepted
Whilst the consultation has closed, all consultation documents can be downloaded or viewed in PDF format here:
Local Plan Statement of Consultation (SoC)
The Statement of Consultation sets out how Basildon Borough Council undertook its consultation process on the Draft Local Plan in 2016. The report explains how the consultation was promoted, how people were engaged and how information was made available for residents and other stakeholders. It summarises the results of the consultation, identifying the key issues that arose under each thematic planning issue addressed in the Draft Local Plan. It also makes recommendations as to the actions that could be taken to ensure that the next version of the Local Plan addresses those issues raised by consultees through the consultation process before the Council submits the plan to Government in early 2017.
You can find more details on the timetable in the Council's Local Development Scheme.
Downloadable Statement of Consultation document (Including the list of respondents, and Appendices showing the full list of comments, including Council responses and recommended actions.).
Appendices to the Statement of Consultation document:
Local Plan New and Alternative Sites
Following the eight week consultation on the Draft Local Plan from 28 January to 24 March, representations were received from developers in relation to specific sites and alternative proposals, providing the opportunity to consider some alterations to the housing site allocations in the Local Plan, and consequently the distribution of development across the Borough.
On 29 September, the Council approved a further round of consultation on the New and Alternative sites, which ran for six weeks from 3 November to 15 December. 2016.
The evidence from this consultation, in addition to any comments received during the previous consultation, will be used to inform a revised final draft which will be considered by the Council in early 2017 for approval to submit to the Government for consideration through a public inquiry.
Whilst the consultation has closed, you can still download or view the consultation documents in PDF format here:
You can view the site specific consultation documents that were being consulted on by visiting the Consultation Portal.Please note that the consultation has now closed and you can no longer submit comments.