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Help protect green spaces in the borough

9 February 2022

Thurrock Council is seeking residents' views on Green Spaces as part of the Local Plan, which will guide development in the borough until 2040.

Cllr Andrew Jefferies, Cabinet Member for Environment, said: "We know just how important green spaces are for residents, they are places to meet, exercise and enjoy the outdoors. That is why we want to hear from residents about the green spaces near them which are important to communities but are not currently designated as Local Green Spaces.

"This could be a local green or open space which is used for recreation, has particular historical importance or is a known local beauty spot.

"It does not include areas which are already protected such as parks, nature reserves or ancient woodlands. But we do want to hear about open spaces which are important to local communities and residents believe should be protected.”

Cllr Mark Coxshall, Cabinet Member for Regeneration, Strategic Planning and External Relationships, said: "We want to make sure that Thurrock is a great place to live, work and play and green spaces are a vital part of that.

"The local plan is not just about building homes, it will shape Thurrock for the next generation. By nominating Local Green Spaces residents can ensure that they are protected and preserved for the community for years to come."

For more information on how to nominate a site, go to thurrock.gov.uk/localgreenspace