Basildon Borough Council is in the process of developing the Local Plan which will determine the scale and location of all new development in the Borough and also in Bowers Gifford and North Benfleet. The Parish Council can influence the location and scale of any such development by preparing a Neighbourhood Plan which sets out how the village can develop into a better place to live and work. Neighbourhood Plans are not designed to prevent development but can be a powerful tool in shaping the location, level, design and nature of future development. 
The Parish Council is the body qualified to enable the making of the Plan but its preparation is being led by a task group made up of residents and Councillors who live and work in the Parish.
Community engagement is the KEY to the success of the Bowers Gifford & North Benfleet Neighbourhood Plan. Your views and feedback are vital in helping to shape this Neighbourhood Plan.
We would appreciate it if you can take a few minutes of your time to complete this questionnaire and thank you for participating
The questionnaire can also be accessed on the Parish Council website at: and will be available at each of the Exhibition drop-in events (details below) where you can get more information on proposals. 
Saturday 1st July 2017 - The Benbow Club, Pound Lane: 10.00am - 2.00pm
Wednesday 5th July 2017 - Pound Lane Mission:  6.00pm - 9.00pm 
Thursday 13th July 2017 - Pound Lane Mission :  10.00am - 2.00pm
When completed please return this questionnaire to: The Parish Clerk,  15 Highlands Road, Bowers Gifford, Basildon, Essex SS13 2HR or               Closing date is 21st July 2017
The Parish Council will publish the results of this questionnaire in the Autumn edition of the Bowers Bugle , along with its proposals for the Neighbourhood Plan. In the meantime if you wish to comment further outside of the questionnaire please email: The Parish Clerk
Please tick the box/s which most represent your views. Where there is multiple choice you can tick more than one box if you wish.

* 1. How long have you lived in the Parish

* 2. Which age group are you?

* 3. What is your gender?

* 4. In what postcode is your home or work located ?

* 5. What do you like about living or working in Bowers Gifford & North Benfleet?

* 6. Where in the village do think  the Neighbourhood Plan 
should propose new development ?

* 7. Are you aware of Basildon Council's Local Plan proposals to build 2000 homes on land (H13) between Pound Lane and Pitsea?

* 8. Would you support building on the following areas?

* 9. What about development in the plotlands?

* 10. What about small scale development i.e. building for less than 10 units?

* 11. What do think the priorities should be in the Neighbourhood Plan in connection with infrastructure ?

* 12. What about our existing shops and facilities ?

* 13. What additional facilities would you like to see in the village?

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