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Planning Services

Information, guidance and advice for members of the public and planning professionals on the different aspects of Planning within the Basildon Borough.

Planning Services incorporates the services of Development Control, Enforcement, Planning Policy and Local Land Charges.

Extend your home by up to 8 metres without planning consent - new legislation:

On 30th. May 2013 the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development (Amendment) England) Order 2013 will allow, until 30th. May 2016, for a dwelling house (not on article 1(5) land nor on a site of special scientific interest), for the enlarged part of the dwelling house to have:

a single storey and:

  • extend beyond the rear wall of the original dwelling house to a maximum of 8 metres in the case of a detached dwelling house, and up to 6 metres in the case of any other dwelling house
  • the single storey rear extension cannot exceed 4 metres maximum height
  • the eaves must not exceed 3 metres maximum height
  • In order to apply for Prior Approval the new legislation requires the applicant to provide the Local Planning Authority with some mandatory information.  In order to assist applicants in providing the correct information which could avoid delaying the registration of your notice a form is available to download which, we hope, will assist in the process Notification of a Proposed Larger Home Extension together with Guidance on completing a notification for a larger home extension

Read more about larger house extensions

New improved e-planning - search planning applications and appeals

We are pleased to announce that customers now have access to a brand new online e-planning system to search planning applications and appeals information.

The new e-Planning system has been designed to offer many more features. At the core of the new system will be user registration, enabling customers to set up pro-active, personal email notifications, based on the applications and locations they are interested in. Other significant features are better search options and improved accessibility.

See, e-Planning - Search and track planning applications and appeals.

Pre-Application Advice - Now Available

Basildon Borough Council is committed to providing an efficient and effective planning service, which meets government performance targets.  We recognise the value of pre-application discussions and consider this to be an important aspect of the planning process.

Read more about pre-application advice Pre-Application Advice

Apply for pre-application advice:pdf icon Pre Application Advice Form.pdf [19kb]

The Planning Portal

The Planning Portal This link opens in a new browser windowThe Planning Portal is a Government website offering a wide range of services and guidance on the planning system in England and Wales.

Submit a Planning Application online,

with attached drawings & plans (see notes) and pay your application fee online:

Search Planning Appeals since 2004, Submit a Planning Appeal, Comment on an Planning Appeal,

Planning Services - LDF Public consultations Be notified of and take part in Local Plan Public Consultations.

Register for an LDF account. Over 1500 people and organisations have already registered.

Ordnance Survey This link opens in a new browser window  Planning Aid This link opens in a new browser window

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