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15 Highlands Road
Bowers Gifford
SS13 2HR


Neighbouhood Plan Consultation  

Bowers Gifford and North Benfleet Parish Council are carrying out a preliminary consultation with their community on the Bowers Gifford & North Benfleet Neighbourhood Plan proposals. The consultation will run for three (3) weeks from:


The Bowers Bugle newsletter and a questionnaire has been delivered to all householders in the village and includes a questionaire. 

The purpose of the questionaire is to get the views of the community on the proposals - like them or hate them - the Parish Council NEED to know in order to put their case to the Government's Inspector at the Examination of the Local Plan.

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. 


Please read all documents below before making comment. 

The pupose of this consultation is to obtain the views of all  residents as large development affects everyone who live and work in the Parish. 

The documents give you an outline of the various sites that have been put forward for consideration and the newsletter and documentation, below,

provide an explanation of each site. 

Please send the Parish Council your views in writing as these views will shape the views that will be put to the Government Inspector at

Basildon's Local Plan examination. 

A Zoom Virtual meeting will be held to enable the community, to ask questions on the proposals, on 23rd November at 7.00 pm. To join the meeting and obtain the Meeting ID and password email the Parish Council Clerk: or text (M)07758255621  

To join the meeting you MUST contact the Parish Clerk as above. 


To express your views complete the questionaire!


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Neighbourhood Plan documents

Draft Pre-Submission Policies for Consultation September 2020

Draft Design Policies 

 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

To complete questionnaire on-line click link below