In accordance with regulation 22 of the Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012 (As Amended) Basildon Borough Council submitted the Basildon Borough Local Plan 2014 -2034 to the Secretary of State on 28 March 2019 for examination.
Paul Griffiths (BSc (Hons) BArch IHBC has been appointed by the Secretary of State as the Planning Inspector for the examination of the Basildon Borough Local Plan 2014 - 2034.
The Inspector's task is to consider the soundness of the submitted Plan. The Inspector will also consider whether the Local Plan meets the requisite legal and procedural requirements. In order to do so, the Inspector will assess the Local Plan, the evidence base on which it was created, as well as all of the representations submitted during the public consultations.
We have appointed a Programme Officer, an independent officer who will organise and manage the administrative and procedural matters of the Examination.
Our Programme Officer is Andrea Copsey.
For any queries about the Local Plan Examination, you can contact Andrea as follows:
By phone: 07842 643988
By email: firstname.lastname@example.org
In writing: Basildon Examination, PO Box 12607, Clacton-on-Sea, CO15 9GN
The list of examination documents is available to view or download below.
To view or download the documents , please follow the links below.
All updates about the Local Plan Examination process, hearing dates and venues and other relevant information will be made available below.
On the 18 June 2019, the Council received a Direction from the Minister for the Environment requiring it to improve air quality in locations around the A127 in the shortest possible time consistent with the requirements of the European Air Quality Directive. On the 27 June 2019, the Council agreed to ask the Planning Inspectorate and the appointed Inspector for a short suspension of the Local Plan Examination in Public to investigate any implications this Direction may have for the Local Plan. View Ministerial Direction and associated Council Decision
A letter requesting this suspension was sent to the Inspector on the 28 June 2019. The Inspector responded as follows to the Programme Officer in respect of this request:
"Thank you for your letter of 28 June 2019. In the circumstances, I am content to defer the Examination for three months, as you suggest, but I would be grateful if you could confirm the main requirements of the Direction, and give an indication of the potential impacts you consider the Direction might have on the Plan's sustainable development strategy which you are currently considering".
The Council responded to the Inspectors request for additional information on the 24 July 2019, and it is not now anticipated that the hearing sessions for the Local Plan Examination will take place before the end of 2019.
All correspondence letters can be viewed on the Local Plan Examination - Correspondence page.