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      Parish Clerk                                                                                               

Mrs Christine Barlow,

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 make proposals for how we can create "One Village " of Bowers Gifford & North Benfleet that remains separated from Basildon by the Green Belt.



The Parish Council is providing an alternative stretegy to Basildon's Local Plan which currently proposes the merger of our community with Basildon and Pitsea.



Earlier in the year the Parish Council and Steering Group carried out several consultations and drop-in sessions and the overiding views of those who attended the drop-in sessions and posted,emailed or hand-delivered their comments,agreed  that development in the north of the village was a better alternative.


The new Conservative administration which took over in May and has listened to our proposals and in the Revised Publication Local Plan , currently out to consultation under Policy SD3 the Parish Council has the opporunity to allocate 1,350 new homes where we, the community, think is the best place to build and preventing our coelesence with Pitsea.


The Parish Council is in the process of revising its  Neighbourhood Plan in consultation with the community of Bowers Gifford & North Benfleet.


The first hurdle has been won but there are still fences to jump before we reach the finishing line. You views are important in helping us achieve this.  



Click HERE for Bowers Bugle Extra Winter 2018 for information an update on BGNB Neighbourhood Plan and "Call For Sites" request to Land Interests and the Local Plan.   


Basildon Council is  carrying out a consultation on it's Revised Publication Local Plan (Regulation 19). The consultation runs until 5.00 p.m on 17th December 2018. Its important that residents give their views on the legality and soundness of the proposals within the documentation. For more information go to:  



A Public Meeting on 21st November 2018 was help to update residents on the progress of the Neighbourhood Plan.


On 12th December a drop-in session was held to assit residents in the completion of Basildon Council's Local Plan Response Form. The session was well attended with upwards of 60 residents dropping in during the evening. At the sessions the Parish Council veiws on the Local Plan were discussed and shared with those present. Documents shared H4 E6 E3/E6 E11 Form





                                   Councillor Vacancy


Exciting times are ahead as the Parish becomes part of Basildon Council's Local Plan bigger picture but development has to be in a way that benefits everyone and you could be a part of helping to make our Neighbourhood Plan a reality. The Parish Coucnil has 2 Councillor vacancies.



Your Parish Council is non-political and plays a vital role in representing the interests of residents and influencing other decision makers in matters that affect the quality and life of all who live and work in the Parish. 


Interested? For more information contact: 

Chris Barlow,  The Parish Council Clerk, on email: clerkbgnbparishcouncil@gmail.com


            Tel:  01268 725236 (M)07758255621