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In the news: Last chance for residents to have their say in consultation on the borough's future

The Issues and Options Consultation closes on Tuesday 5 September 2023 - the first conversation with communities as part of the development of a new Local Plan for Basildon Borough.

The Issues and Options Consultation explores a wide range of topics, including housing, employment, transportation, infrastructure, and environmental sustainability. It provides a platform for engagement, encouraging participation from residents, businesses, and community groups.

Residents can comment on as many topics as they wish, using the interactive consultation platform to share their views -

Councillor Andrew Baggott, Leader of Basildon Council said "The Issues and Options Consultation is an important step in the council's work to develop a new Local Plan for Basildon borough. We want to hear from as many residents as possible on their thoughts, ideas and concerns, to ensure the new local plan reflects the needs and aspirations of our communities as they grow over the coming decades.

"I encourage everyone to actively engage with this process, their insights and views will guide the policies and strategies that will shape the future of the borough. We want to work together to create a local plan that sets the stage for an inclusive and prosperous future."

Once the consultation has closed, the council will consider all comments received and publish a Statement of Consultation report, providing a summary of the main issues.

More information on the consultation can be found on the engagement platform, or on the council's website -


Published Thursday 31 August 2023