Local Development Plan
The Council is currently preparing a new Local Plan for the Borough which, once adopted, will supersede saved policies in the current Replacement Local Plan (2005).
The Plan will set out polices, proposals and site allocations to guide future development in the Borough. It will enable the Council to manage growth while protecting key areas. Among other things, the Plan will include policies to deliver:
- Housing and economic growth requirements;
- Retail, leisure and other commercial development;
- Infrastructure for transport and utilities (such as energy, telecoms, and water);
- Local community facilities (such as local shops, schools and healthcare);
- Conservation and protection of the natural and historic environment; and
- Climate change and provision of renewable energy.
The Council is currently consulting on a stage of Local Plan preparation. The Brentwood Draft Local Plan Preferred Site Allocations is available for public comment between Monday 29 January and Monday 12 March 2018.
Responding online is the quickest and easiest way to comment. You can view the Draft Plan and respond by using the Consultation Portal link below.
You can also view a PDF version of the Draft Plan Preferred Site Allocations document.
An Interim Sustainability Appraisal (SA) accompanying the Draft Plan is also available to view and comment on. For more information please see our Sustainability Appraisal webpage.
- Email: email@example.com, or
- Post: Planning Policy Team, Brentwood Borough Council, Town Hall, Brentwood, Essex, CM15 8AY
Links to Local Development Plan supporting documents are provided under 'Supporting Information' below, including work so far.
Public Drop-in Events
We will be running a series of drop-in information events across the Borough during the consultation period as listed below. These events are for local residents and businesses to find out more about the Preferred Sites Allocation consultation document. Background information will be available to view and staff on-hand to answer questions. Events will display the same information, and so if you cannot attend your local event you are welcome to come along to another.
- Monday 19 February, 7pm to 9pm - Tipps Cross Remembrance Hall, Blackmore Road, Hook End, CM15 0DT
- Monday 26 February, 4pm to 7pm - Ingatestone & Fryerning Community Centre, 7 High Street, Ingatestone, CM4 9ED
- Thursday 1 March, 3pm to 6pm / Friday 2 March, 11am to 4pm / Saturday 3 March, 11am to 3pm - The Baytree Shopping Centre, Unit 4A (entry from the High Street, next to Card Factory shop), Brentwood, CM14 4BX
- Monday 5 March, 4pm to 7pm - St Francis Church, Christabella Wing, Thorndon Avenue, West Horndon, CM13 3TR
The Local Development Scheme (LDS) sets out the Council's timetable for preparing the Local Plan and other planning policy documents. The most recent version was approved in January 2018 and can be viewed below.
It is vital that the Local Plan is supported by up-to-date and robust evidence. Several technical studies have been undertaken to inform the emerging Local Plan and provide evidence when considering planning applications. The Plan is also supported by other documents set out below.
- Work so far
- Sustainability Appraisal (SA)
- Planning guidance documents
- Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL)
- Statement of Community Involvement (SCI)
The following Council meetings and committees relevant to Local Plan preparation have been held recently or are upcoming:
- Extraordinary Council: 15 November 2017
- Extraordinary Council: 13 December 2017
- Ordinary Council: 17 January 2018
Threat of Government Intervention
In November 2017 the Council received a letter from the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government regarding the potential for Government intervention in the Brentwood plan-making process. The Council made a full response on 31 January 2018 in line with the deadlines set by Government. Copies of correspondence are available to view below:
- DCLG Intervention Letter, 16 November 2017
- Brentwood BC Initial Response, 21 November 2017
- Brentwood BC Full Response, 31 January 2018