25 October 2018 - Basildon Council launched a consultation seeking opinions on proposals to designate the parished area of Noak Bridge a neighbourhood area after receiving a formal application from Noak Bridge Parish Council.

This application is the first stage in neighbourhood planning, which gives local communities greater power to shape development within their area at a local level. Through neighbourhood planning, communities are able to choose where new homes, shops and offices should be built; have their say on what infrastructure should be provided; and grant planning permission for certain types of new development. The parish council is the only body that can carry out neighbourhood planning in the parished area of Noak Bridge, on behalf of its residents and businesses.

The consultation, which requests views on whether the boundary of the proposed neighbourhood area for the purposes of neighbourhood planning in suitable, will close at the end of Tuesday 30 October.  

Visit Current Consultations on Neighbourhood Planning to view the application and submit your comments. Reference copies are also available to view during the consultation period at the Basildon Centre and Billericay and Wickford libraries.

Alternatively you can email your comments to planningpolicy@basildon.gov.uk or post them to:

Neighbourhood Planning,
Planning Policy,
Basildon Council,
Basildon Centre,
St Martin's Square, SS14 1DL.

If you wish to comment by email or post please ensure that you include your name, email address, and your postal address including postcode. Anonymous comments are not valid.