The consultation closes at 5pm on Monday 17 December 2018.
How can I find out more information?
To find out more information about the Revised Publication Local Plan and what it is proposing please visit www.basildon.gov.uk/localplan. The Revised Publication Local Plan and all of its supporting documents can be accessed via this website.
How to respond to the consultation?
You can provide your comments in a few ways, either online through the Council’s website consultation portal in the specially designed Consultation Response Booklet. Both methods will guide you through what information you need to provide, in order for the Planning Inspector to be able to consider your comments.
The specially designed Consultation Response Booklet can be picked up from your local library or the Basildon Centre, or it can be downloaded from www.basildon.gov.uk/localplan.
Alternatively, the Council could post a copy of the Consultation Response Booklet to you on request. Please call 01268 533333 (Option 5) to request this.
Once completed it must be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or sent to:
Local Plan Consultation, Basildon Borough Council, The Basildon Centre, St Martin’s Square, Basildon, Essex, SS14 1DL
Whether you choose to submit your comments online, or using the Consultation Response Booklet returned by post/email, responses MUST be received by the Council no later than 5pm on Monday 17 December 2018. Late responses will not be accepted and you must ensure you leave enough time for postage.
If you do not provide your comments online or use the Consultation Response Booklet, you will need to be clear in your response whether your comments relate to the test of soundness or legal compliance. The Inspector will also need to know whether you would like to speak at the Examination in Public which is anticipated to start sometime in Summer 2019.
Local Plan Advice Sessions
As this consultation is different, the Council will be running Local Plan Advice Sessions at the Basildon Centre on specific dates and times (weekdays, evenings and Saturdays) between Tuesday 13th November and Thursday 6th December 2018.
These are One to One sessions with Council officers and are designed to assist people who want to respond to the consultation, but are unsure of how to do so.
Sessions must be booked in advance by clicking here or contacting the Planning Policy Team. If you have any trouble booking a place, please contact the Planning Policy Team on 01268 533333, Option 5.
Static Information Points
During the consultation the Revised Publication Local Plan and other supporting documents will be available to view at unmanned information points at each of the Borough’s local libraries and within the reception area of the Basildon Centre.
What else are we consulting on?
To help bring forward the roads, schools, healthcare facilities, green spaces etc. needed to support the new homes and businesses, the Council intends to introduce a Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL). The first stage is to produce a Preliminary Draft Charging Schedule, which the Council is consulting on alongside the Revised Publication Local Plan. To find out more information on the CIL and to provide comments on this consultation please visit: www.basildon.gov.uk/CIL.