Developing proposals for the future of Blackshots estate

7 December 2022

Proposals for a brighter future for the Blackshots estate in Grays will be developed while essential work takes place immediately to improve the three 11-storey tower blocks.

Thurrock Council's Cabinet approved plans to create proposals – in consultation with residents – that could see the estate redeveloped. Cabinet also approved plans to carry out essential repairs on the existing building.

Cllr Luke Spillman, Cabinet member for Housing, said: "We feel that the most effective way to improve the estate is to look into redeveloping it entirely, so we will now progress with the creation of proposals for a new estate on the site.

"It is vital that current residents have a voice in this so we will be carrying out extensive consultations with them throughout this process and appointing and Independent Tenant Adviser to help make sure that tenants have a strong voice as proposals are developed.

“In the meantime we will carry out essential works on the existing blocks.”

More information on the proposals is in the reports presented as item 14 of the Cabinet agenda, 7 December 2022.