Bowers Gifford and North Benfleet Parish Council carried out a preliminary consultation with their community
From MONDAY 16TH NOVEMBER - SUNDAY 6TH DECEMBER 2020
The Bowers Bugle newsletter and a questionnaire were delivered to all householders in the village and included.
The purpose of the questionnaire 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.
The information published at the time of the consultation are still to be published
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Neighbourhood Plan documents
PARISH COUNCIL RESPONSE TO CONSULTATION FOR LAND EAST OF BASILDON - EMERGING PLANS - SEPTEMBER 2021