The Revised Publication Local Plan was the subject of consultation from 1 November 2018 until 17 December 2018, following approval from Council on the 18 October 2018.
The consultation was carried out in accordance with Regulation 19 of the Town and Country Planning (Local Plan) Regulations, with the purpose of seeking the views of residents, businesses and other stakeholders as to whether the Revised Publication Local Plan is legally compliant and consistent with national policy, which is known as the Tests of 'Soundness'.
Consultation responses are now being processed. All the representations received will be collated and a Statement of Issues will be produced and submitted alongside the Revised Publication Local Plan and all supporting documents to the Government and sent to the Planning Inspector for consideration as part of the Examination in Public. It is the Council's aim to do this by the end of March 2019.
Whilst the consultation has closed, the documents can still be downloaded or viewed in PDF format below:
Revised Publication Local Plan Policies Map - we include the following 4 versions of this large map in various file sizes. The larger the file size the clearer the map resolution but the slower it is to download. Please select the version which best suits your needs. For best results we advise visitors to save the file to their device and to then open it using Acrobat Reader as quality may be compromised when the map is viewed in a web browser.
We have carried out a significant amount of research to inform the Local Plan. This is called the Evidence Base. To read or download any of the evidence base, see Local Plan - Evidence Base.
The Local Plan sets out the vision and framework for guiding the future development of all parts of the Borough up to 2034. It identifies how many new homes, jobs and businesses are being planned for, where they should be located and what infrastructure is needed to support them. This includes new and improved roads, schools, healthcare facilities, open spaces and leisure facilities.
Work started in December 2014 on a new Local Plan that will provide the planning framework for the future growth and development of the Basildon Borough area until 2034. Consultation took place at the beginning of 2016 on the Draft Local Plan where more than 21,500 comments were received. The Council listened and in response, agreed 52 key actions to address the concerns raised, and to inform its next version of the Local Plan.
The key actions included a further consultation on New and Alternative Site Options. Changes were made to the Draft Local Plan and the Council produced a Publication Local Plan in March 2018. However, in June 2018, the Council withdrew that version and approved a focused review on a number of aspects. During the summer of 2018, it completed this review and further changes were made. The latest version contains all these updates and is called the Revised Publication Local Plan and was approved for public consultation on 18 October 2018.
After the consultation has finished at 5pm on 17 December, all the representations received will be collated and a Statement of Issues will be produced and submitted alongside the Revised Publication Local Plan and all supporting documents to the Government and sent to the Planning Inspector for consideration as part of the Examination in Public.