The Future of Thurrock
Thurrock Council is developing a new Local Plan which will shape the future of development in Thurrock up to 2040 – including homes, transport, and local facilities.
Through the “Issues and Options” and “Your Place, Your Voice” consultations that took place in 2018/19, we identified nine growth areas in Thurrock where there is a need and opportunity to generate growth and investment that supports the aspirations of existing communities. In winter 2019/20, the Council ran a pilot consultation in Aveley with the Prince’s Foundation. This included workshop session and drop-in events. This approach is now being expanded to cover the other eight areas which are:
Nevertheless, we recognise that there is scope for growth in other areas across Thurrock, including but not limited to North Grays, the Lakeside Basin, Purfleet, North Stifford, Grays Town Centre and a potential new settlement at West Horndon. Therefore, as we progress to the next stages of this process, we want to hear your views on how we should shape development in these eight areas and beyond. If you would like to provide comments on an area not included in the bullet point list above, please click here.
Please note that we are still midway through the consultation process for the Local Plan. Other localised consultations are anticipated and everyone in Thurrock will be invited to comment on the initial (Reg 18) draft of the Local Plan next year and a further (Reg 19) draft before the Plan is sent to the Planning Inspectorate for examination.