IT WAS Corringham councillor Phil Anderson who was concerned that the planning committees decision to slap a 28 day enforcement notice was “gesture politics” that may not work.
He may be right as the Industrial Chemicals Group (ICG) who operate the unauthorised Titan lorry park on Oliver Road, West Thurrock have appealed against the enforcement notice.
A spokesperson for Thurrock Council said “:An appeal against the Enforcement Notice was received last week. It is anticipated that a decision will not be made in relation to that appeal until some time in 2011. Until the appeal is decided, the council is not empowered to take any formal action against the breach of planning control.
“If the appeal is dismissed, the council will act swiftly to ensure that terms of the notice are complied with”.
YourThurrock will be gauging reaction from a number of groups over the coming days