Thurrock Tories Announce Option To Add Extra Homes to Ockendon, Aveley, Chadwell, East Tilbury, Corringham, Lakeside and North Grays

Thurrock Council are presenting to the Planning, Transport, Regeneration Overview and Scrutiny Committee on Wednesday 4th July the option for adding homes to seven locations across the borough as part of the Local Plan. These seven locations are:

South Ockendon – between 10,000 and 12,000
Aveley – over 2,100
Chadwell St Marys – between 3,000 and 5,000 homes
East Tilbury – between 3,000 – 5,000 homes
Corringham – over 1,500 homes
Lakeside – over 2,000 homes
North Grays – 1,500 homes

Thurrock Independents Party Leader, Cllr Luke Spillman said “Finally our Conservative Thurrock Council have put the grim implications of their Local Plan into the public domain. These plans, which would add 32,000 homes to the borough, would change the face of Thurrock’s communities forever and entirely change the character of towns across the borough.

“I’m sure that few residents in South Ockendon, Aveley, Chadwell St Mary, East Tilbury, Corringham, Chafford Hundred and North Grays, who lent the Conservatives their support in the May 2018 local elections, voted for thousands more houses on their doorstep.

“These are homes being forced upon us by our Conservative Thurrock Council. In the local elections the Conservatives wrote to residents stating that the Thurrock Independents were misleading voters when we warned them about an extra 1500 homes the Tories were planning in Aveley. It turns out that the actual figure, for Aveley alone, is over 2100.

“The Thurrock Independents have sent forward six red lines on the Local Plan. These red lines are non-negotiable. If the Tories don’t back down then will fight, on behalf of the people of Thurrock, these disastrous plans, to build 32,000 homes, at every turn. This plan appears to have one true aim, to meet the housing needs of London. Thurrock deserves so much better.”