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Timetable and Consultation Standards

Local Development Scheme (the Local Plan Preparation Timetable) and Statement of Community Involvement

IMPORTANT CHANGE; From March 2012, changes to national planning policy replaced the term 'Local Development Framework' (LDF) with the term 'Local Plan'. Any historic references to the LDF in our documentation should be now considered as if they read 'Local Plan'

Local Plan Update

Basildon Council's elected Members have recently commissioned an independent review of the Local Plan's growth proposals specifically considering the impact on the Green Belt and infrastructure constraints, so that Members are able to assure residents that the growth and constraints aspects of the proposals in the Local Plan have been fully explored, considered and challenged.

The procurement, commissioning and time to fully conduct the Independent Review will inevitably require the LDS to be updated and this will be done in due course. It is not possible to amend the LDS at this moment with any degree of accuracy until the Independent Review has been procured and its duration and impact on the remainder of the Local Plan timetable is known.

The details and implications of this decision are available on our website

Local Development Scheme (LDS)

The Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 requires that all Local Planning Authorities publish and maintain a Local Development Scheme (LDS). The LDS's role is to set the timetable for preparing any documents of the Basildon Borough Local Plan. Progress towards meeting the timetable is monitored annually through the Annual Monitoring Report: Planning - Annual Monitoring  

The LDS must include information explaining when it is likely people can expect to get involved in a document's preparation process, including consultation stages and Examination in Public. 

Further details are set out in the Basildon Borough Local Development Scheme 2017 - 2018, which came into effect on the 17th of March 2017.

pdf icon Basildon Council - Local Development Scheme 2016 to 2018 - March 2017 [117kb]

Statement of Community Involvement (SCI)

A Statement of Community Involvement (SCI) sets out how and when anyone with an interest in planning in the Borough can have their say on:

  • Applications for planning permission for development (planning applications);
  • Planning appeals (when planning permission is refused and the applicant appeals to the Secretary of State),
  • Planning enforcement; and
  • Local Plans.

The SCI formalises proposals for consulting the public on planning matters, and builds on the wider Planning Services' standard consultation practices.

The Draft SCI - Second Revision was made available for a six week public consultation between October and November 2015. Following 345 comments from 69 consultees, changes were made to the Draft SCI, as appropriate, to form the Basildon Borough Statement of Community Involvement Second Revision.

The revision follows changes to primary and secondary legislation and to build on the Council's wider consultation practices that will apply when delivering the Development Control, Enforcement and Planning Policy aspects of its Local Planning Authority functions.

At Full Council - 7 July 2016Basildon Borough Council formally adopted the Statement of Community Involvement Second Revision, following endorsement by Cabinet in June 2016.

pdf icon Basildon Council - Statement of Community Involvement - July 2016 [4Mb]

pdf icon Basildon Council - SCI Statement of Consultation - May 2016 [2Mb]

Archived SCIs

SCIs from previous years can be viewed here:

pdf icon Basildon Council - Statement of Community Involvement - Adopted December 2011 [457kb]

pdf icon Basildon Council - Statement of Consultation on SCI - December 2011 [358kb]

pdf icon Basildon Council - Statement of Community Involvement - October 09 [576kb]

pdf icon Basildon Council - Statement of Consultation on SCI - Sept 09 [258kb]

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