In February 2014, Council decided to start work on a new Local Plan.
The new Local Plan will set out the amount of development for Thurrock and its distribution across the borough. It will be a long-term planning policy framework that, by law, must be used when deciding all future planning applications.
There will be on-going public consultation and engagement on a wide range of planning issues as we produce the new Local Plan. We will also work with other organisations, such as neighbouring councils, as required by law.
Issues and Options (Stage 2) consultation
We consulted on Local Plan Issues and Options (Stage 2) from Wednesday 12 December 2018 until 5pm, Friday 8 March 2019.
Local Plan timetable
The timetable for producing the new Local Plan and other planning policy documents is set out in our Local Development Scheme. We are reviewing the current scheme, below, and will publish a new scheme in March 2019.
If you would like to be kept informed about the progress of the Local Plan and other policy documents, you should register to join our Local Plan consultation database.
Find out other ways you can get involved in the Local Plan.