Brentwood Borough Council is the local government authority responsible for planning decisions for this parish. Brentwood Council seeks the opinion of the Parish Council about individual planning applications but all decisions remain solely that of the Borough unless the matter is further refered to the Government's Inspectorate. The Borough is also compelled under national legislation to prepare a Local Development Plan to provide for thousands of extra homes to be built over the next few years. In the case of Brentwood, the Local Development Plan is yet to be finalised. It will have to be submitted on complettion for Government approval.
Below is a link to Brentwood Council's web page giving details of the Local Development Plan: