Welcome to Bowers Gifford & North Benfleet Parish Council website.
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Mrs Christine Barlow, Parish Clerk                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

15 Highlands Road, Bowers Gifford , Basildon SS13 2HR

Tel: 01268 725236 (M) 07758255621





















Bowers Gifford & North Benfleet Parish Council is preparing a Neighbourhood Plan, for the whole of the Parish area. The purpose of the Plan is to set out  proposals for how we can create "One Village " of Bowers Gifford & North Benfleet which remains separated from Basildon by the Green Belt.


Development in the Parish is inevitable, under Basildon Council Revised Local Plan, but the Parish Council has been given the opporunity in the Local Plan to say where you, the community, want new homes built and has been working towards this via developing the Bowers Gifford & North Benfleet Neighbourhood Plan.


Putting together a Neighbourhood Plan has been a long process due to the changes in Basildon Council administration over the last four years but progress is being made and the Parish Council and Bowers Gifford & North Benfleet Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group are working together to demonstate to the Local Plan Examiner that the 1350 homes required in the Local Plan can be delivered when it is examined later in December 2019. 


Keep an eye on the website for updates or come along to Parish Council meetings held monthly (except for August) on the last Wednesday in the month at The Benbow Club, 77 Pound Lane , Bowers Gifford.





The Agenda is published at least 3 days before the meeting.    


To view the Agenda for click

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Neighbourhood Plan "Call for Sites                  

Landowners took the opportunity to respond to the Parish Councils recent “Call for Sites “ request.

Sites Assessments are now being independently carried out by Urban Vision, a company provided by Locality, who have funded this work on behalf of the Parish Council and provides Technical Support to Parish Council's for such activities.   

The Site Assessment report is currently expected by mid-August  

Under the revised National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF), which was published in July 2018, the designation or de-designation of green belt boundaries to release land for development can only be made through a Local Plan or Neighbourhood Plan.

The purpose of the Parish Council’s “Call for Sites” programme is to identify available vacant land which could be released from Green Belt constraints once an independent assessment has been carried out.  


The results of the Site Assessments has been delayed and the Parish Council have been informed that they should recieve the report by mid - August. They will then discuss the report content with the Bowers Gifford & North Benfleet Steering Group and hopefully will be able to give an update on the report in the next Parish newletter.                      

       Councillor Vacancy


The Council has three vacancies for Parish Councillors, why not be part of the Parish Council representing the veiws of residents and help keep Bowers Gifford & North Benfleet a place where everyone wants to live.   

For more information contact:   

Christine Barlow, Parish Council Clerk, on Email: clerkbgnbparishcouncil@gmail.com

Tel:01268 725236 (M)07758255621