Contact Information

Parish Clerk:
Mrs Christine Barlow
15 Highlands Road
Bowers Gifford
SS13 2HR

01268 725236 extension: (M) 07758255621




 Bowers Gifford & North Benfleet Neighbourhood Plan



What is a Neighbourhood Plan?


A Neighbourhood Plan allows local communities direct power to develop a vision for their neighbourhood and to shape the development and growth of the local area. Communities are able to choose where they want new homes, shops and offices built.  Communities are also able to have their say about what those buildings should look like, and even recommend that planning permission is granted for new buildings that they want to see go ahead.


Basildon Council are currently in the process of producing their Local Plan but we feel, as a residents and businesses who live in Bowers Gifford and North Benfleet, that their vision for the village until 2034 is not the correct one. In order to retain out village identity whilst meeting the need for housing development in the Borough we as a Parish Council and Steering Group are producing a vision in our Bowers Gifford and North Benfleet Neighbourhood Plan which, based on the thoughts and comments gathered over many months from you the community, will protect the integrity and sustainability of our village for future generations.


Progressing  on our vision


 Designation of Neighbourhood Plan Area - DECISION NOTICE

i) Letter of application to designate Bowers Gifford & North Benfleet as a Neighbourhood Plan Area.

ii) Neighbourhood Plan decision Notice to designate Bowers Gifford & North Benfleet as a Neighbourhood Plan Area.


Consultation Survey - BGNB NP QUESTIONNAIRE 

The Neighbourhood Plan Survey consultation was carried out from July 2017 and consultation completed over a six week period with further access for residents to make comment at the Parish Council event on 2nd September 2017


Consultation Survey - RESULTS


Q: 1    Q: 2    Q: 3    Q:4    Q: 5    Q: 6    Q: 7

Q:8     Q: 9    Q: 10  Q:11  Q: 12  Q: 13 


Land at North Benfleet Hall Farm - ORBIT HOMES (THE PREFERRED OPTION)


Sustainability Appraisal / SEA Consultation- SCOPING REPORT



Plotlands - REPORT                                 







 Plotland Owners Survey -     RESULTS 


Draft Concept Plan by Orbit Homes - CONCEPT PLAN MAP


Bowers Gifford Neighbourhood Plan Pre-Submission Consultation closed on 29th March 2018. The Parish Council and Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group are now in the process of analysing the comments recieved from Statutory Consultees, residents and other interested persons in order to prepare their Submission in regard to the Neighbourhood Plan. The results of the consultation will be published on this website in due course.


 Update - STOP PRESS


At the Strategic, Planning and Infrastructure Meeting on 29th August the Committee reconsidered the Parish Council's alternative strategy for developement in the Parishand building on Hall Farm and in the plotlands. They recommended that the Parish Council develope areas where they and the community felt most approporiate. The total number of houses was 1350 within the Parish designated area and 650 adjacent in Pitsea. This decision is to be ratified at the Full Council Meeting on 18th October.

Further discussions also took place regarding Gypsy, Traveller and Show People sites and dependant on certain criteria legalising some sites/pitches.


Mor information to follow.