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Conservation areas

There are four conservation areas in the Basildon Borough that seek to preserve and enhance the character of areas, as opposed to individual buildings, that have a special architectural or historical interest.

Basildon Council has consulted people on three of the Borough's four conservation areas. Draft Conservation Area Appraisals and Management Plans were produced for Billericay, Great Burstead and Little Burstead Conservation Areas. This work was undertaken by Beacon Planning on behalf of Basildon Council.

A separate public consultation for the Noak Bridge Conservation Area is now being undertaken.

pdf icon Noak Bridge Flyer Consultation June 2011 [996kb]

Public Consultation on Noak Bridge Conservation Area

Basildon Council is consulting residents on the Noak Bridge Conservation Area. A draft Conservation Area Appraisal and Management Plan has been produced for the Conservation Area, by the Essex Design Initiative on behalf of Basildon Council.

pdf icon Noak Bridge Conservation Area Appraisal June 2011 part 1.pdf [4Mb]

pdf icon Noak Bridge Conservation Area Appraisal June 2011 part 2.pdf [3Mb]

The Council welcomes the views of the public on this document. Summary leaflets and questionnaires have been sent to all properties within the conservation area for this purpose. These are also available to view and download via this website.

The public consultation will run from 24th June to the 19th August

Take part now:

pdf icon Noak Bridge CA Questionnaire June 2011 [238kb]


What is a Conservation Area Appraisal?

Conservation Area Appraisals give an overview of each conservation area, and define what is special about them. They also identify the specific features that contribute to their character, such as significant buildings, historic features or important open spaces and views. The appraisals may result in the conservation area boundaries being revised.

What is a Conservation Area Management Plan?

The associated Conservation Area Management Plans identify the measures that may be needed to maintain or improve the character of the conservation areas in the longer term. This work will assist Basildon Council in the preparation of it's planning policies to ensure the continued protection and enhancement of these special areas.


Billericay High Street

Listed Building This is the largest conservation area in the Borough that encompasses Billericay High Street and its surrounding area.

There are 35 listed buildings in the conservation area as well as a number of protected trees and listed telephone boxes.  New developments have been permitted recently that complement and enhance the conservation area including the new Waitrose store, which was completed in 1999.

This consultation closed on 22nd October 2010:

pdf icon Summary leaflet [912kb]

pdf icon Draft Conservation Area Appraisal [9Mb]

pdf icon Draft Management Plan [468kb]

pdf icon Consultation Questionnaire [111kb]


Little Burstead

Listed Building A small village on the outskirts of Billericay that includes 5 listed buildings and listed street furniture.

This consultation closed on 22nd October 2010:

pdf icon Summary leaflet [632kb]

pdf icon Draft Conservation Area Appraisal [4Mb]

pdf icon Draft Management Plan [251kb]

pdf icon Consultation Questionnaire [96kb]


Great Burstead

Listed Building The small conservation area in Great Burstead seeks to conserve a small cluster of weather-boarded buildings and cottages that gather around the Grade I listed church of St Mary Magdalene;

This consultation closed on 22nd October 2010:

pdf icon Draft Conservation Area Appraisal [3Mb]

pdf icon Draft Management Plan [252kb]

pdf icon Consultation Questionnaire [96kb]


Noak Bridge

Listed Building Noak Bridge was awarded conservation area status by the council's Environment Committee on the 24th January 1996.  At the same meeting the Environment Committee also decided that part of that conservation area should also be made the subject of a Direction under Article 4 (2) of The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) Order 1995.  Noak Bridge includes the youngest collection of buildings in a conservation area in the District. 

Noak Bridge was one of the final phases of Basildon New Town to be built during the 1980's.

It's street layout and buildings were designed by the Basildon Development Corporation in the spirit of The Essex Design Guide, which sought to guide developers to build new buildings using the Essex vernacular style that is prevalent in many Essex villages.      

A draft Noak Bridge Conservation Area Appraisal and Management Plan has been produced (see top of page for details).

This public consultation will run from 24th June to the 19th August 2011

pdf icon Noak Bridge CA Questionnaire June 2011 [238kb]

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