Here's a view on the Government White Paper from BAG - we think we should look to our MP to pick this up from here, what do you think?
We were pleased to have so many people attend our event at the Chantry Way Day Centre on Saturday 26 November, where we informed residents of the Council's latest proposals and gave advice on how to respond to the recently announced additional Consultation.
Please find 5 key documents below that should keep you informed of all the facts and help you to make up your own mind and prepare your own response to the council.
All of these files are in Adobe Acrobat format. Please download the Adobe Acrobat Reader from here to read them, if you are having difficulty.
We've created a single page document that you can print and hand to family/friends and neighbours to make them aware of Basildon Council's plans and what they can do about this and by when.
Are you a member of the Billericay District Residents’ Association? This month’s Resident magazine contains an article on the draft Local Plan. Do you believe Billericay can take 1740 new houses? Do you agree Green Belt land should be used to build the homes ? Is there enough information in the Plan about the extra school places which will be needed? Is there enough information about the impact on GP and hospital services? Is one new roundabout, the conversion of a one way street into a two way street and a few other changes to the roads around the town sufficient to cope with the 3500 extra cars?
What you need to do
The BDRA Executive Committee would like to hear your views on the Plan before they decide how to respond on your behalf to Basildon Council. To let them know email firstname.lastname@example.org by 19 February.
Remember, even if you do tell the BDRA how you feel about the plan you also need to let Basildon Council know as well. In the coming weeks BAG will help you to do just that, so keep visiting this page and the billericayactiongroup.org.uk website for the latest updates.
Several BAG representatives attended the Basildon Borough Council meeting last night (07/01/16) regarding the revised Local Plan and whether it was ready for public consultation.
Billericay received many mentions, in part due to all of the good work that BAG and local residents have undertaken to ensure they remain heard. Keep up the good work.
The Council agreed to put the Local Plan out for consultation at the end of January 16 for 8 weeks.
As soon as we know, BAG will provide further details regarding the consultation timetable, how you can have your say and related news as well as further BAG analysis of what the local plan means for Billericay and you.
See responses to questions posted by BAG, Billericay Society and Billericay Residents' Association.
Aims of BAG
To protect the green belt around Billericay from development.
To prevent the character of our historic town from forever being destroyed.
Link to Basildon Council Local Plan pages
Link to Basildon Council Billericay traffic mitigation document
Reasons to respond to this consultation -Click here