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.

Local Plan examination

The Brentwood Local Plan was submitted to the Secretary of State for examination on 14 February 2020. Further information can be viewed on the Local Plan Examination webpage.

Supporting information

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.

Further information relating to representations made on consultations of the various iterations of the emerging Local Plan can be viewed using the link below.

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The Local Development Scheme sets out the Council's timetable for preparing the Local Plan and other planning policy documents. The most recent version can be viewed below.