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Timetable and Consultation Standards

Local Development Scheme (the Local Plan Preparation Timetable) and Statement of Community Involvement

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'

Local Development Scheme (LDS)

The Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 requires that all Local Planning Authorities publish and maintain a Local Development Scheme (LDS). The LDS's role is to set the timetable for preparing any documents of the Basildon Borough Local Plan. Progress towards meeting the timetable is monitored annually through the Annual Monitoring Report: Planning - Annual Monitoring  

The LDS must include information explaining when it is likely people can expect to get involved in a document's preparation process, including consultation stages and Examination in Public. 

Further details are set out in the Basildon Borough Local Development Scheme 2017 - 2018, which came into effect on the 17th of March 2017. (Please note that this LDS is being revised as stated below)

pdf icon Basildon Council - Local Development Scheme 2016 to 2018 - March 2017 [117kb]

Local Development Scheme Update

The Local Development Scheme is under review and will be updated in due course to reflect the following changes:

  • The previous Cabinet in May 2017 agreed to commission an Independent Review of the Green Belt and Infrastructure Capacity Impact to determine if the Borough could accommodate its growth needs.
  • The Infrastructure, Growth and Development Committee unanimously agreed on the 1st of August 2017 to discontinue with the procurement of an Independent Review.
  • In addition, the Committee approved the New and Alternative Sites Statement of Consultation - which has added a further 7 actions to the 52 previously agreed by Cabinet in September 2016 as being necessary to complete prior to finalisation of the Local Plan and its submission to the Secretary of State.

The revised LDS which takes into account the 7 new actions needed to progress the Local Plan to its pre-submission document has been scheduled for 14 September's Committee and if approved will need to be referred to Full Council for adoption on 12 October 2017.

Statement of Community Involvement (SCI)

A Statement of Community Involvement (SCI) sets out how and when anyone with an interest in planning in the Borough can have their say on:

  • Applications for planning permission for development (planning applications);
  • Planning appeals (when planning permission is refused and the applicant appeals to the Secretary of State),
  • Planning enforcement; and
  • Local Plans.

The SCI formalises proposals for consulting the public on planning matters, and builds on the wider Planning Services' standard consultation practices.

The Draft SCI - Second Revision was made available for a six week public consultation between October and November 2015. Following 345 comments from 69 consultees, changes were made to the Draft SCI, as appropriate, to form the Basildon Borough Statement of Community Involvement Second Revision.

The revision follows changes to primary and secondary legislation and to build on the Council's wider consultation practices that will apply when delivering the Development Control, Enforcement and Planning Policy aspects of its Local Planning Authority functions.

At Full Council - 7 July 2016Basildon Borough Council formally adopted the Statement of Community Involvement Second Revision, following endorsement by Cabinet in June 2016.

pdf icon Basildon Council - Statement of Community Involvement - July 2016 [4Mb]

pdf icon Basildon Council - SCI Statement of Consultation - May 2016 [2Mb]

Archived SCIs

SCIs from previous years can be viewed here:

pdf icon Basildon Council - Statement of Community Involvement - Adopted December 2011 [457kb]

pdf icon Basildon Council - Statement of Consultation on SCI - December 2011 [358kb]

pdf icon Basildon Council - Statement of Community Involvement - October 09 [576kb]

pdf icon Basildon Council - Statement of Consultation on SCI - Sept 09 [258kb]

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