30 June 2016: 12:40 pm
Housing plans are afoot in Basildon
Basildon Council has produced a draft local plan, setting out its ambitions for housing and development over the next 20 years.
A target has been set for 15,260 homes to be developed in that time frame – of which 3,600 will be affordable – aimed at dealing with a projected increase of 14% in Basildon’s population.
The consultation period for the draft local plan ended in early March, and the council reported receiving over 500 responses.
The Local Plan must be produced by 2018 in accordance with the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act. The objective is to contribute to sustainable development.