A public consultation is asking residents how they think Thurrock should look, grow and develop.
The Local Plan Issues and Options (Stage 2) consultation will be used to get the views of residents and businesses on how land use development will take place in the borough to support the future needs of Thurrock and its residents.
Cllr Mark Coxshall, portfolio holder for regeneration, said: "We are asking residents their views of the real choices we have at this stage in the formation of the local plan. We're not setting out any preferred sites for development, but instead asking for views on the types of locations local communities would want to see development take place on. This builds on the results from the 2016 Issues and Options (Stage 1) consultation while taking into account community priorities, including those residents told the council about at the 'Your Place, Your Voice' events earlier this year.
"The results of this consultation will form the basis of future consultation on the next stage of the Local Plan. As the plan is progressed, it will ensure that development has a positive effect on residents’ health, well-being and employment opportunities as well as helping us to ensure that Thurrock communities and town centres thrive and grow with the infrastructure they need and that new housing, affordable to Thurrock residents, is provided. Getting views of residents and businesses over the coming weeks and months is a vital part of this important process."
More information on the consultation is available at thurrock.gov.uk/localplan