Current consultations

Your views and needs are at the heart of everything we do.

That is why the Council consults with residents, businesses and other organisations to ensure the decisions we make represent public opinion and are informed by what you tell us.

Brentwood Electoral Review

The Local Government Boundary Commission for England is asking for your views on their electoral review of Brentwood to agree new ward boundaries across the Borough.

  • Do you have suggestions about where your ward boundaries should be?
  • Where do people in your area go to access local facilities, such as shops and leisure activities?
  • Which areas do you identify as your local community?

Once the Commission has drawn up the proposals, there will be a second consultation.

Give your views

Consultation closes on 18 July 2022.

Recent Consultations

Council Tax discounts consultation

We consulted with residents on your views to change the current local discretionary Council Tax Discounts from 1 April 2022. 

This consultation closed on 7 November 2021.

View the consultation responses (PDF).

Football Hub consultation

We consulted on plans for the potential look of the new football hub, which were displayed at the Brentwood Centre.

This consultation closed on 18 October 2021.

Setting a balanced budget for 2022/23

Each year, the council must set a balanced budget that balances spending on services with the resources available. The council consulted on your views on how it spends its money and how it might raise more money to help close its budget gap. For more information, see Setting a balance budget for 2022-23.

The consultation closed on 3 October 2021.

View the consultation responses (PPT).

Allocations Policy

We proposed some changes to the housing allocations policy. Over 1200 households are waiting for social housing in Brentwood. Last year only 172 properties became available for letting and we want to make sure they go to the residents who need them most. For more information, see the Allocations Policy 2021 pdf.

The consultation closed on 9 July 2021.

Dunton Hills Garden Village

We consulted on the draft Supplementary Planning Document pdf that will guide how development progresses at Dunton Hills Garden Village in the future. We wanted to understand if the document meets what we heard during the co-design consultation undertaken between May – August 2020. Get involved in the many consultation activities at

The consultation closed on 1 July 2021.

Brookfield Close, Hutton

The Council is planning to build over 300 new council homes over the next seven years as part of its Housing Delivery Plan. The first 61 of these homes will be built as part of a proposal to redevelop empty and derelict homes, council owned garages and some older homes currently occupied at Brookfield Close, Hutton. The new homes proposed will be 'zero carbon in use'. Local residents were encouraged to take part in the consultation. Further information is available on our Brookfield Close web page.

The consultation closed on Monday 23 November 2020.

Hutton Recreation Play Area - Phase 2

Hutton Recreation Play Area is set for a refurbishment under the Council's 5 year Play Area Strategy. So far the Toddler Play Area at King George’s Playing Fields and the Play Area at River Road have been revamped by the Council’s contractors HAGs. Plans for Hutton Recreation Area are already underway and the second phase of the consultation with residents started on November 3.

This phase of the consultation closed on 20 November 2020.

Council Tax Reduction Scheme Consultation

Each year the Council has to decide whether to change the Council Reduction scheme for working age residents. The consultation was in respect of Brentwood’s proposed Council Tax Reduction scheme which will take effect from April 2021.

The consultation closed on 15 November 2020.

Hutton Recreation Play Area

As part of the Council's 5 year Play Area Strategy for play area improvement the Council is looking at refurbishing Hutton Recreation Play Area. The Council consulted with local residents, schools and users of the play area to help inform the design and layout of the play area.

The first phase of the consultation closed on 17 August 2020.

Brentwood High Street 

Temporary Closure to Vehicles (except buses & cycles) from 9am to 6pm Monday to Saturday

We asked for your thoughts on the temporary closure of Brentwood High Street to vehicles, except buses and cycles, to create more social distancing space.

The survey closed on 7 August 2020.

South Essex 2050

Over the past few years, the Association of South Essex Local Authorities (ASELA) has sought to understand your views about what it’s like to live or work in your local area and what you hope to achieve in the future. These consultations are vital in shaping local services, but ASELA wants to start a different kind of conversation too: about the long-term future for the South Essex region in 2050.

We want to explore how South Essex could change over the next 30 years. What we might be able to achieve together. How we can focus our efforts and direct investment towards the things that matter most.

That’s why the YourSaySE2050 website has launched. Over the next three months the group will be posing a number of important questions and using a variety of tools to capture your thoughts. Why not join the conversation today, by sharing your story, completing the survey or by posting your thoughts about the future we might dream of for the region on our Ideas Board.

The survey closed on 31 July 2020.

Planting of a Community Forest at Hutton Country Park

In line with our commitment to combat climate change, we held a public consultation on a proposal to plant a Community Forest at Hutton Country Park.

The consultation closed on Tuesday 24 March 2020.

Council Tax Reduction Scheme

Each year the Council has to decide whether to change the Council Tax Support scheme for working age residents in the Borough. Residents of pension age cannot be affected as they are protected from any restrictions by Central Government. The consultation was in respect of Brentwood's proposed Council Tax Reduction scheme from 1st April 2020.

The consultation closed on 15 December 2019.

Brentwood Borough Council Corporate Vision 2020-2025

The consultation covered the plans for the Council over the next five years. 

The consultation closed on Thursday 12 September 2019.