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Gardiners Lane South supplementary planning guidance

In 2003 Basildon Council adopted Supplementary Planning Guidance for the major development site at Gardiners Lane South, Basildon.


The 90-acre Gardiners Lane site close to the A127 is one of the last large development sites in the Basildon District and offers a tremendous opportunity to create a new quality mixed-use business location serving Basildon and South Essex.

The Supplementary Planning Guidance (SPG) document was prepared following a Collaborative Design Workshop held in July and October 2002 and provides an overall vision for development of the site and considers its impact on surrounding areas.

Following a public consultation period between March and May 2003, Basildon Council adopted the new SPG on 3 July 2003.

Download: Supplementary Planning Guide - Gardiners Lane South Basildon - Major planning site (PDF) [1MB]

The Gardiners Lane SPG will help:

  • Basildon Council in determining planning applications for the site
  • guide developers in considering the appropriate form of development
  • the existing landowners in valuing the site
  • guide public agencies who are considering funding the project.

The development proposals include:

  • Up to 110,000 square metres of business premises, principally offices and light industrial units - catering for headquarters as well as start up units
  • A Basildon Enterprise and Innovation Centre with 'grow on' space for small businesses
  • 400 new homes
  • 8 hectares of open space and ecology areas
  • A new access off the A127
  • A central area called The Place, which will support a hotel, shops, cafes, restaurants, creche etc.
  • Improved public transport links along the Cranes Farm Road corridor
  • The site could support up to 8,000 jobs

The Gardiners Lane SPG is just one of a series of published documents dealing with this major development project, others include:

  • A Relocation Strategy
  • Environmental Statement
  • Ecology Mitigation and Compensation Strategy
  • Design Code
  • Transportation Strategy
  • Planning Statement

For further Information please contact:

Telephone: 01268 533333