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29 new council homes for Thurrock residents

8 July 2020
Thurrock Council has handed over the keys to 29 much-needed high-quality council homes for Thurrock residents.
Alma Court is an award winning development that has transformed the former Tops Club site in Grays, providing high quality social housing that is sustainable and fitted-out to a top specification, with generous space standards for residents to enjoy.

Working with residents to shape Thurrock housing ambitions

3 June 2020
Thurrock Council's Cabinet member for housing, Cllr Barry Johnson, has announced that Derry Avenue and the Humber Avenue/Garron Lane sites will no longer be considered as possible locations for development following resident feedback.
Cllr Johnson said: "I can confirm that Thurrock Council will no longer explore the possibility of developing housing on Derry Avenue and the Humber Avenue/Garron Lane sites.

Site visit offers update on project to create 53 new council homes

30 May 2019
Work is progressing well with the construction of 53 new homes in Chadwell St Mary as part of Thurrock Council's £32million investment in new council homes for affordable rent for people on the borough's housing register.
The timber frames of the new council homes in Claudian Way are currently being installed in readiness for roof coverings and brickwork, while the construction of new roads and drainage is also progressing. The project is on track to be completed in spring 2020.

Cabinet approves key changes to housing allocation policy

18 January 2019
Local people in the highest need of a home will be the focus of Thurrock Council’s new housing allocation policy, following the scheme’s first major overhaul for nearly 5 years.
Thurrock Council's Cabinet last night approved the revised housing allocation plan to ensure it reflects current housing pressures. Specific changes, following an extensive 2-stage public consultation, include:

Second phase of housing allocation policy consultation under way

23 November 2018
The second part of a consultation on Thurrock Council Housing Allocation Policy is now under way.
The consultation is part of a root and branch review of the policy that determines exactly how council homes are allocated in the borough and is the first major overhaul of the policy for nearly 5 years.
Specific proposals being consulted on include:

Consultation launched on housing allocation policy

24 September 2018
Thurrock Council has launched a consultation asking residents for their views on the council's housing allocation policy.
The consultation is part of a root and branch review of the policy which determines how council homes are allocated across the borough.
It is the first major overhaul in the policy for nearly five years and follows a number of changes to the law governing how local authorities decide who should get priority for housing.