Current development plan

Core Strategy Local Plan

The Core Strategy and Policies for Management of Development (Core Strategy) is our main local plan document.

It sets out the spatial vision, strategy and planning policies for Thurrock on topics such as:

  • housing
  • jobs
  • green belt
  • community facilities
  • education and health
  • sports and leisure
  • open space
  • climate change
  • minerals and waste

The Core Strategy was originally adopted on 21 December 2011. It was updated on 28 January 2015 following an independent examination of our Core Strategy focused review document, on consistency with the GOV.UK: National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF).

The Core Strategy will remain our adopted statutory planning document for the borough until the new Local Plan is adopted.