Public notice

Public Notice

Intention to Appropriate Land at Mulberry Square, High Street, Grays

Local Government Act 1972 Section 122 (2a)
Housing And Planning Act 2016 Sections 203 and 204

This notice relates to land at Mulberry Square, High Street, Grays, Thurrock ("the Site").

Notice is hereby given on behalf of the Mayor and Burgesses of Thurrock Borough Council ("the Council") that:

1. On September 2019 planning permission was granted by the local planning authority for the comprehensive mixed use redevelopment of land at New Road, Grays, Essex RM17 6SL which land includes the Site for the refurbishment and extension of the Council Offices, new office floor space, registry office, meeting rooms, and café facilities pursuant to planning application reference 19/00617/FUL ("the Planning Consent")

2. The Council's Cabinet will consider a report on the appropriation of the Site for planning purposes on 10th June 2020 in order to enable redevelopment to be carried out in accordance with the Planning Consent

The Site has an area of about 1,800 square metres, a plan showing the extent of the Site can be provided on request to email A copy of the Planning Consent may be inspected online - go to planning records online then select 'Search planning records' and use the planning reference 19/00617 in the search box.

The benefits of the redevelopment of the Site include the comprehensive redevelopment of the Council Offices, the provision of new public facilities, regeneration and the promotion of the economic and social well being of the area.

In the event that the appropriation proceeds and development is undertaken in accordance with the Planning Consent, private third party rights affecting the Site will be overridden pursuant to section 203 of the Housing and Planning Act 2016.

Anyone who wishes to obtain further information should contact the Council's Place Delivery department by email at in good time before the final date for written representations.

Anyone who wishes to make representations to the Council in respect of the proposed appropriation of the Site for planning purposes should email them to, or write to Place directorate, Support Services, Second Floor, Civic Offices, New Road, Grays, RM17 6SL by 5pm on 14 May 2020 and  include details of their representations and of any right or interest they hold which they consider may be affected by the redevelopment. Please quote reference 'Land Appropriation, Mulberry Square'. Representations received by that date and time will be considered by the council's Cabinet before a decision on the appropriation is reached.

Andy Millard, Director of Place
Publication date: 
Thursday 23 April 2020