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Castle Point New Local Plan – Consultation

Castle Point New Local Plan – Consultation

Castle Point Council started formal consultation on the Borough’s New Local Plan on Monday 16 December 2019.

This is an opportunity for residents, businesses and interest groups to have their say in the future of the borough and for comments to be considered by an independent planning inspector at an Examination which the Council is hoping will be held in late 2020.

The new Local Plan was approved for public consultation by the Council in October. The Plan sets out the planning framework for the borough to 2033 and covers issues such as housing, economic growth, protecting the environment, infrastructure and heritage.

It is a statutory plan and the progress of the Plan takes away the threat of intervention by the Government which has hung over the Council since 2017.

The Plan and evidence base documents are available on the Council’s website through which comments can be made. Comments must be received no later than 5.00 pm on Friday 14th February 2020.

Copies of the Plan are also available at libraries within the Borough and at the Council offices in Kiln Road, Thundersley


When is the consultation?

The consultation runs from Monday 16 December 2019 to 5.00 pm on Friday 14 February 2020.

Where can I view the documents and plans?

The New Local Plan and associated documents can be viewed online on the Council’s website at

Alternatively, hard copies are available to view at the following places during normal working hours:

  • Council Offices, Kiln Road, Benfleet, SS7 1TF
  • Canvey Island Library, High Street, Canvey Island, SS8 7RB
  • Hadleigh Library, 180 London Road, Hadleigh, Benfleet, SS7 2PD
  • South Benfleet Library, 264 High Road, Benfleet, SS7 5HD
  • Tarpots Library, 127 London Road, Benfleet, SS7 5UH

How do I respond to the consultation?

Fill in the Representation Form online at

Fill in the Representation Form and email it to

Fill in the Representation Form and return it to the Council at Planning Policy, Castle Point Borough Council, The Council Offices, Kiln Road, Benfleet, Essex, SS7 1TF

What happens to my representation?

All representations will be submitted to the Planning Inspectorate and will be considered by a Planning Inspector alongside the New Local Plan and associated documents. All representations will be entered into the Council’s consultation database, and will become a public record.