We have created 4 Local Plan forums for Thurrock:
- Local Plan Residents Forum
- Local Plan Youth Forum
- Local Plan Developer Forum
- Local Plan Business Forum
These forums make sure local people and businesses can genuinely influence the new Local Plan. Forum members will be involved throughout preparation of the plan.
Local Plan Residents Forum and Youth Forum
The Local Plan Residents Forum is open to anyone who lives in Thurrock. The Youth Forum is organised through Thurrock Youth Cabinet and is open to anyone aged 11 to 19 who lives in Thurrock.
We will be holding meetings for each forum every 3 months or so over the next 3 to 4 years. As a forum member, you will have opportunities to:
- learn about planning matters in Thurrock
- have an early and on-going involvement in preparing the Local Plan
- check and challenge evidence
- take part in making difficult decisions at each stage
Local Plan Developer Forum
Developers are invited to take part in this forum and join us for positive discussions about the development process and opportunities in Thurrock.
Since the first forum meeting in 2016, topics have included development viability, housing needs, employment needs and retail.
The next meeting is set to take place at the start of December 2016. If you would like to take part, contact us by midday on Friday 2 December 2016.
Local Plan Business Forum
Thurrock's business community uses the Local Plan Business Forum to discuss how the Local Plan can best promote economic development in the borough.
At present it is a standing agenda item for Thurrock Business Board, but we may hold special meetings with board members to discuss issues in more detail as work on the Local Plan progresses.
Places at meetings are limited – let us know if you are interested in joining one of the Local Plan forums, or would like to attend a meeting.