Community meeting planned over Tilbury lorry park
Date posted: 03-08-2012
THE THURROCK FIRST organisation will be holding a public meeting regarding their concerns over developments in Tilbury.
The meeting is at 12pm on Sunday August 12th at Tyrells Hall in Little Thurrock
A spokesperson for the concerned residents group said:
“Tilbury Dock’s new development on the marshes at the side of the A1089 near ASDA is due to begin later this year. First will be the truck park and the promised ‘Tilbury Park’.
“They say that they will go to public consultation “where more detailed consent is sought. The warehousing will continue for three to four years after. This probably means that the truck park will come soon and the warehousing etc. may not materialise for years as the timetable “is subject to revision from time to time”
“On June 12 the World Health Organisation held a press conference and announced “Diesel exhaust is carcinogenic”
“The International Agency for Research on Cancer working group stated: “diesel engine exhaust causes lung cancer in humans”
Tilbury Dock is planning to construct a truck park metres from Thurrock Park, Tilbury and the Gateway Academy playing fields and not too far from Chadwell St Mary or Little Thurrock 568 trucks on 24 hour operation. So the exhaust goes whichever way the wind blows .
We have a choice but it needs us all to join together. We need the council to look again at their decision in light of this research finding and also re think their policy on diesel fumes and people.
We will invite your councillors but if enough of us join together we can make a difference
We need to make plans and show we are one voice Hear what has been achieved on Thurrock Park and what can be achieved if we all join forces If you can’t come send a message of support to