Boost to Grays regeneration as planning permission is granted for Civic Offices improvements

20 September 2019
Following a planning committee decision on Thursday 19 September to approve plans for the redevelopment of Thurrock Council's Civic Offices, work will now progress on bringing these exciting plans to life.
Cllr Mark Coxshall, Cabinet member for regeneration, said: "Receiving planning permission for the Civic Offices extension is an important step in progressing the wider regeneration of Grays town centre, setting the scene for future development and invigorating the High Street.

Thurrock Council highly commended at Planning Awards

10 June 2019
Thurrock Council's planning team has been highly commended for its partnership working at the Planning Awards 2019.
The council was a finalist in the Award for Partnership Working category at the ceremony in London in recognition of its shared service arrangement with Brentwood Borough Council.
The arrangement was described as: "a real example of local authority joint working, designed not just to make savings but to deliver improved services for local communities".

Planning team named a finalist for another national award

27 March 2019
Thurrock Council's planning team has been short-listed for another national award.
The council, which is already a finalist in the Local Authority Planning Team of the Year category for next month’s Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) Awards for Planning Excellence 2019, is now also short-listed for the Planning Awards 2019.
The team is a finalist in the Award for Partnership Working category, with the ceremony taking place in London in June.

Thurrock Council takes action to tackle breach of planning control

26 August 2018
Following reports of a breach of a Temporary Stop Notice (TSN) on land to the rear to Malvern Road, Grays, Thurrock Council is to begin legal proceedings against the landowner.
A TSN was served on the site to cease unauthorised activity on the land. Using a TSN process means it is not necessary to wait for an enforcement notice to be issued, the effect of the temporary stop notice is immediate and a person guilty of an offence is liable on conviction to an unlimited fine.

Buckles Lane, South Ockendon

22 July 2018
Cllr Coxshall, Portfolio Holder for Regeneration, said: "The council continues to make good progress on this complex case and has recently served an injunction to prevent further unauthorised development taking place on parts of the wider Buckles Lane site.
"We have carried out a comprehensive review of the site to ascertain exactly who is occupying each plot. This work has included serving 45 Planning Contravention Notices on landowners.