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.
South Essex Joint Strategic Plan - Statement of Community Involvement Consultation
The six Local Authorities in South Essex (Basildon, Brentwood, Castle Point, Rochford, Southend and Thurrock) together with Essex County Council are currently working together across local authority boundaries on strategic issues such as infrastructure, planning and growth to make sure that there are quality jobs, transport, schools and homes for its residents.. This work includes producing a South Essex Plan that will set out a strategic framework for development in the area for the period up to 2038 and will reflect a broader vision to 2050. The South Essex Plan will provide an overall policy context for Local Plans.
As part of the preparation of the South Essex Plan, a Statement of Community Involvement (SCI) has been produced. This will be an Addendum to the existing SCI of each Council and sets out a framework for how we will undertake consultation on the South Essex Plan. The Brentwood Borough Statement of Community Involvement can be viewed online http://www.brentwood.gov.uk/index.php?cid=2380
Consultation on this Statement of Community Involvement commenced on Monday December 16th 2019 for 6 weeks. To comment online please visit https://southessex.oc2.uk/ where you will need to register to submit a comment.
Alternatively you can submit comments by email to Southend-on-Sea Council who are administering the consultation at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please send us any comments you have by 5pm on Monday 27th January 2020.
As the Plan making process is set out in Government regulations, we are required to consult at all stages, so if you register with us to be kept informed, please register on the consultation pagewww.southessexplan.co.uk
Essex Coast RAMS Consultation
The Essex coast Recreational disturbance Avoidance and Mitigation Strategy (the “Essex coast RAMS”) aims to deliver the mitigation necessary to avoid significant adverse effects from ‘in-combination’ impacts of residential development that is anticipated across Essex; thus protecting the Habitats (European) sites on the Essex coast from adverse effect on site integrity. All new residential developments within the evidenced Zone of Influence where there is a net increase in dwelling numbers are included in the Essex coast RAMS.
As part of the preparation of the Strategy, the Council is asking you for your views on the SPD and Strategy.
The Consultation will start on 10 January 2020 and run for 6 weeks. Please send Essex County Council Place Services any comments you have by 5pm on 21 February 2020.
For further information and details on how to respond please see the Essex Coast RAMS page.
Local Plan Consultation
Consultation on the Addendum of Focussed Changes to the Pre-Submission Local Plan (Regulation 19, February 2019) closed on Tuesday 26 November 2019.
Consultation responses are currently being processed.
Please use the link below to view the Addendum of Focussed Changes to the Pre-Submission Local Plan:
Alternatively, a PDF version of the Addendum of Focussed Changes and accompanying documents can be viewed using the links below:
- Addendum of Focussed Changes to the Pre Submission Local Plan
- Sustainability Appraisal Non-Technical Summary of the Brentwood Local Plan
- Sustainability Appraisal of the Brentwood Local Plan
- Sustainability Appraisal Report Addendum
- Habitats Regulations Assessment
- Statement of Representations Procedure and Availability of Documents
- Health Impact Assessment
- Equalities Impact Assessment
Links to supporting documents are provided under Supporting Information below, including work so far on the Local Plan.
For further information please view our Privacy Notice.
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
- Guidance documents
- Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL)
- Statement of Community Involvement (SCI)
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.