Planning policy monitoring

Housing completions

These housing statistics cover the period between 1 April 2016 and 31 March 2017.

Housing completions 2016/17

There were 603 net additional dwellings that were completed during the year. 595 of these completions were new build, with the remaining 8 being small redevelopments, changes of use or conversions. The completions by ward were:

Ward Completions
Aveley and Uplands 95
Belhus 18
Chadwell St Mary 7
Chafford and North Stifford 9
Corringham and Fobbing 0
East Tilbury 59
Grays Riverside 2
Grays Thurrock 0
Little Thurrock Blackshots 49
Little Thurrock Rectory 4
Ockendon 99
Orsett 3
South Chafford 0
Stanford East and Corringham Town 12
Stanford-le-Hope West 215
Stifford Clays 0
The Homesteads 18
Tilbury Riverside and Thurrock Park 1
Tilbury St Chads 0
West Thurrock and South Stifford 12
Total 603

Thurrock housing completions 2001 to 2017

New and converted dwellings on previously developed land

232 (38.5%) of the 603 dwelling completions that took place were on Previously Developed Land (PDL). The dwellings developed on greenfield land were on 3 large sites at:

  • Aveley Village extension, south of Aveley Bypass, Aveley (marketed as 'The Village')
  • Land at St Clere's golf club Stanford-le-Hope ('Stanford Park' and 'Maple Park')
  • Bata Field, East Tilbury ('The Boulevards')

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

Gross affordable housing completions

142 affordable houses were completed during 2016/17. 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 26.3%.

Housing schemes with 100% affordable homes were completed at Bracelet Close, Corringham.

Affordable homes are also being provided as part of the development taking place on the following sites:

  • Land at Thurrock Technical College, Wood View, Grays ('Quantum')
  • Aveley Village extension, south of Aveley Bypass, Aveley ('The Village')
  • Land at St Clere's golf club Stanford-le-Hope ('Maple Park')
  • Bata Field, East Tilbury

Windfall completions

An average of 50 dwellings completions per year has 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
2016 to 2017 45
2015 to 2016 99
2014 to 2015 5
2013 to 2014 71
2012 to 2013 31
Average 2012/13 to 2016/17 50

Density of completed dwellings

In 2016/17 there were 576 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
18 (3.1%) 534 (92.7%) 24 (4.2%)