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.
We will consult and engage with residents, businesses, and other local organisations – including neighbouring councils – on a wide range of planning issues as we produce the new Local Plan.
Designing for growth – have your say
We invited you to have your say on issues and options for the new Local Plan in 2016 and 2018, and through 'Your Place, Your Voice' in 2019.
We are now inviting you to get involved by taking part in new online events. These are looking at areas where there may be a need and opportunity for growth and investment to support the aspirations of local communities and others with a local interest.
Our first events look at opportunities in Bulphan, Chadwell St Mary, Corringham, East Tilbury, Horndon on the Hill, Orsett, South Ockendon, and Stanford-le-Hope.
You can also take part in a survey to make sure we understand the main development priorities.
For information on how to take part in events and the survey, go to Your Place, Your Voice.
We will look at the potential for growth in other parts of the borough – including existing town centres such as Grays and Tilbury, as well as new developments in West Horndon and the Lakeside Basin – later as part of the Local Plan, and we will give you a chance to have a say.
We are still at a very early stage in producing a new Local Plan and there will be lots more opportunities for you to have a say before it is submitted to the government and given an independent examination in public.
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 will publish a new scheme in 2022.
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.