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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

In line with social distancing advice and to protect residents and staff the Council has taken the decision to close the Council offices to the public until further notice.

Whilst the offices are closed to visitors, you are still able to access services and information from this website 24/7.

Information and advice on coronavirus (COVID-19) and how to access Council Services during this period can be found on our Coronavirus information page

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South Benfleet Conservation Area

Conservation areas are ‘Areas of Special Architectural or Historic Interest, the character or appearance of which it is desirable to preserve or enhance’ (Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990). The conservation area in South Benfleet was designated in November 1988, since then there have been no revisions to the boundaries.

A conservation area appraisal and management plan has been prepared for the South Benfleet Conservation Area. This document:

  • Shows the extent of the conservation area boundary;
  • Identifies features of historic and architectural importance within the conservation area;
  • Sets out management objectives for the conservation area; and
  • Includes a copy of the Article 4 Direction restricting permitted development rights within the conservation area.

Regard will be had to the conservation area appraisal and management plan when considering applications for development within or adjacent to the conservation area. A copy of this document is below.

South Benfleet Conservation Area Appraisal and Management Plan [pdf] 7MB

Developments within a conservation area may require Conservation Area Consent. Details on the requirements for conservation area consent, and application forms to make an application for Conservation Area Consent can be found on the Planning Portal website by using the link below.

Planning Portal