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Thundersley green belt planning appeal thrown out

Castle Point councillors and an MP have spoken of their delight after highly controversial plans for 58 homes on green

War of words over A127 improvements in Basildon

A war of words has erupted between county council and local borough council bosses over plans to straighten a major

Plans for new padel ball courts at Basildon sports centre

Plans for new padel ball courts at a Basildon sports centre are set to get the green light from councillors.

Basildon Council set to ramp up security and make town centre safer

Plans are being drawn up for more security patrols, better lighting and a ban on e-scooters and dirt bikes, in

Council to revive huge masterplan for Basildon town centre

Major plans to transform Basildon town centre, with big retailers, bars, restaurants and a multimillion-pound youth zone, are set to

Basildon Council spends almost £3 million a year on temporary accommodation for homeless

Basildon Council is spending almost £3 million per year on housing homeless people in temporary accommodation, with the leader describing

College set to rent space at nearby Castle Point Council offices

A South Essex college is set to rent space in a council office building with plans to relocate its staff

Basildon Council to consider bringing back weekly bin collections

Plans are being drawn up to bring back weekly bin collections and simplify recycling across Basildon, at a cost of

Former Billericay bank set to be converted into new homes

A former town centre bank in Billericay is set to be converted into seven new homes, with the council’s planning

Council ordered to pay compensation and retrain staff after Colchester home left ‘covered in mould’

Colchester City Council has been ordered to pay almost £1,000 in compensation and retrain staff after a tenant’s home was