Planning policy monitoring

Housing completions

These housing statistics cover the period between 1 April 2018 and 31 March 2019.

Housing completions 2018/19

There were 409 net additional dwellings that were completed during the year. 348 of these completions were redevelopment sites, 28 were new build and 33 came through changes of use or conversions. The completions by ward were:

Ward Completions
Aveley and Uplands 13
Belhus 1
Chadwell St Mary 10
Chafford and North Stifford 10
Corringham and Fobbing 0
East Tilbury 21
Grays Riverside 0
Grays Thurrock 133
Little Thurrock Blackshots 0
Little Thurrock Rectory 0
Ockendon 0
Orsett 27
South Chafford 0
Stanford East and Corringham Town 0
Stanford-le-Hope West 23
Stifford Clays 11
The Homesteads 0
Tilbury Riverside and Thurrock Park 145
Tilbury St Chads 3
West Thurrock and South Stifford 12
Total 409

Thurrock housing completions 2009/10 to 2018/19

New and converted dwellings on previously developed land

385 (94.1%) of the 409 dwelling completions that took place were on Previously Developed Land (PDL). No dwellings were developed on large greenfield sites during the year.

The current Local Plan target is to allocate at least 85% of new housing development on previously developed land.

Gross affordable housing completions

13 affordable houses were completed during 2018/19. Adopted policy provides that the council will seek the minimum provision of 35% of the total number of residential units built to be affordable housing. The amount of affordable housing as a proportion of the housing completions liable to this policy was 6%.

Affordable homes are being provided as part of the development taking place on the site of the former Gas Works, London Road, Grays ('Urban Central').

Windfall completions

Over the last 5 years, an average of 53 dwelling completions per year have come forward on sites that were not previously identified in either the Local Development Framework (LDF) Site Local Plan or the Thurrock Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (SHLAA). The average level of these 'windfalls' is taken as an indication of the future windfall potential.

Year Windfall completions on unidentified sites
2018 to 2019 79
2017 to 2018 37
2016 to 2017 45
2015 to 2016 99
2014 to 2015 5
Average 2014/15 to 2018/19 53

Density of completed dwellings

In 2018/19 there were 324 dwellings built on sites of 10 dwellings or more. The range of density of these is shown in this table:

Density of less than 30 dwellings per hectare Density of between 30 and 70 dwellings per hectare Density of above 70 dwellings per hectare
25 (7.7%) 21 (6.5%) 278 (85.8%)