We're holding a public consultation on our proposal for Southend Road, Shotgate and we want to hear your views. The easiest way to do this is by answering our consultation questions.

You can answer individual consultation questions as you read through this website or you can select the button to the side and answer the questions collectively on our online feedback form.

We are also holding consultation events and hope you can join us. Information on events can be found HERE.

Why we are consulting

Martin Grant Homes wants to deliver a high quality sustainable development for Wickford and Shotgate.

The site was proposed for removal from the Green Belt and allocation for homes by the withdrawn Basildon Borough Revised Publication Local Plan 2014 – 2034. Until recently it was considered by the Council to be a preferred site for housing in the Wickford area.

We believe it is far better for sites that are already supported by evidence to come forward than those which were previously rejected. And, despite much of Basildon being classified as Green Belt, a number of competitor proposals are coming forward and looking to take advantage of the significant under provision of homes. For these reasons, Martin Grant Homes is preparing a planning application for this site.

This consultation closed on 21 February 2023

Martin Grant Homes

Who we are

Martin Grant Homes has been building high quality homes for 40 years.

We’ve built a reputation for delivering high quality homes in prime locations across the South-East and South Midlands. We’re a family business. You’ll see we hold family values closely in the way we work. We take a lot of pride in what we do – and who we do it for.

Committed to working together with local communities

We are committed to working with local communities during the preparation of plans so that they reflect the identity and character that local people value. Sharing your local understanding and knowledge will help us shape and refine our proposals and develop the best possible scheme for Southend Road.

Our initial application to Basildon Borough Council will be for outline consent.

We expect this will be during 2023. Whilst we will carefully consider the comments we receive through this consultation before finalising our plans for submission to the Council there will be further opportunities during the application stage to comment directly to the Council on the design and layout of Southend Road.

Consultation events

  • Online Public Consultation Webinar – Tuesday, 31 January 2023, 6pm - 7pm
  • Consultation Event – Saturday, 4 February 2023, 10am – 2pm
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Contact us

We want to hear your views and thoughts on our proposals. Get in touch with us