Councillors support new “homeless” flats above Conservative club in Grays

MEMBERS of Thurrock Council’s planning committee gave their full support for the building of 24 new bedsits above the former Conservative club in Clarence Road, Grays.

A representative from the developers (PBM Development) spoke about the reasons for the development.

He said: “In the light of the changes in housing benefit charges, there will be an increased need for housing provision such as this.

“We have been in discussions with the homeless provision service at Thurrock Council for some time and they agreed that there was a need.”

Co-opted member John Vesey believed it could be of use to Palmer’s College.

He said: “There are students at Palmer’s who, through family fall-outs, find themselves homeless. This could be of great benefit to them.”

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