A LEADING Thurrock councillor told the council’s planning committee that he had major concerns over contaminated land at the proposed site for new housing in Chadwell St Mary.
Councillor Gerard Rice was speaking as the proposal for twenty new dwellings at St John’s Road, came in front of the committee.
He said: “It is imperative that we have a survey done on the land as it is very close to landfill in Hillhouse Drive, Chadwell St Mary.”
Councillors expressed other concerns as well to the site proposed by Pursebridge Limited.
Councillor Steven Veryard said: “We have to be concerned regarding lorry movements. There are often lorries parked up on nearby Sandy Lane.
A highways officer confirmed that an extra 20 houses could see “a hundred car movements per day.”
Despite their reservations, every councillor, bar Chadwell councillor Gerard Rice approved the application.