The Brentwood Replacement Local Plan is the Borough’s current development plan, formally adopted by the Council on 25 August 2005. The plan provides a comprehensive statement of land use policies and proposals for the Borough.
For information about the Council's emerging Local Plan 2016-2033 to supersede the current Plan, see Local Development Plan.
All Local Authorities in England are required to prepare, maintain and publish registers of previously developed (brownfield) land. The register is required to be reviewed at least once a year.
CIL is a statutory charge requiring financial contributions from various forms of development in order to help fund supporting infrastructure. The Council are at the early stages of preparing CIL.
Local planning authorities must publish information at least annually that shows progress with Local Plan preparation, reports any activity relating to the duty to cooperate and shows how the implementation of policies in the Local Plan is progressing. The Council reports this information as frequently as possible so that communities are kept informed.
Supplementary Planning Documents (SPD) and other guidance provide further detail to the Council's development plan. Where appropriate these should be considered in addition to the development plan when preparing planning applications.
Each local authority now has to keep a register of interested individuals and associations to gain a greater understanding of the demand for custom and self build projects in the borough. The information held by the register allows the Council to develop housing and planning policies to support the kinds of self and custom build projects that would be most appropriate.
The SCI sets out how the Council will involve and engage with the wider community in preparation and review of Local Plan documents, and when considering and determining planning applications.