Freedom of information response

The use of shipping containers as emergency accommodation

Publication date: 
Friday 6 March 2020

1. How many converted shipping containers (also known as modular homes) are currently being used as homes in your area? This can be broken down by units and sites.

2. Please provide the address of each site 

3. How many households in total are currently housed in these facilities?


Thurrock council have not given any planning permission for such units. 

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Request reference:
FOI 9795