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15 Highlands Road
Bowers Gifford
SS13 2HR


Neighbouhood Plan  

Bowers Gifford and North Benfleet Parish Council carried out a priliminary consultation with their community 


The Bowers Bugle newsletter and a questionnaire were delivered to all householders in the village and included. 

The purpose of the questionaire was to get the views of the community on the proposals - like them or hate them - the Parish Council needed to know what residents thoughts were on the proposals in order to put their case to the Government's Inspector at the Examination of the Local Plan. A Virtual Meeting via Zoom was also held on 23rd November and upwards of 40 residents attend and asked questions. 

No one wants development in Bowers Gifford & North Benfleet but if the Parish Council cannot get the support of the community via its Neighbourhood Plan for 1350 homes and site locations, Basildon Borough Council will make the decision in their Local Plan and the numbers over the Local Plan period to 2034 could reach 2500. 

Residents comments on the consultation are being analysed and should be available

for publication in the Spring. 

 The information published at the time of the consultation are still published below.  

The consultation is now closed




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Neighbourhood Plan documents

Draft Pre-Submission Policies for Consultation September 2020

Draft Pre-Submission Plan Policies - August 2020 

 Bowers Bugle Neighbourhood  Plan - Newsletter - November 2020

The questionnaire can be completed on line or downloaded  and completed by hand

BGNB Neighbourhood Plan Questionnaire - November 2020