Thursday, July 25, 2024

Plans for Tilbury flats and gym thrown out

PLANS for a community centre in Tilbury were rejected last night (Thursday) at a meeting of the Thurrock Council planning committee.

Developers had proposed the development of 24 flats on the site on Brennan Road, near to the civic square.

However, local councillors and residents were concerned that this was on the site of a community centre.

Cllr Lynn Worrall said:” At present there is a community centre there. It had been a thriving centre. The plans do have provision for a gym but we have no guarantee that this will not be for private use.”

The committee voted unanimously to side with the officers proposal to reject the proposal.

Cllr Tunde Ojetola (Cons) said: “There appears to have been little or no discussion with the community. I would advise that you get out there and discuss matters.”

Cllr Shane Hebb (Cons) concurred stating: “The cornerstone of the Localism Act was that developers should engage with the community.”

Whilst councillor Richard Speight (Lab) criticised that whole proposal, calling it piecemeal.

Looking to the future, Tory leader, cllr Phil Anderson summed up what many thought about the potential of the area.

He said: “Every time, I drive near the Civic Square I think of what an iconic area it is and how we must develop their to match aspiration and drive regeneration.”


  1. Seems like the developer tried to re-submit plans that had previously been rejected and had not even bothered to ‘talk’ with local people such as with the Tilbury Forum

  2. so when has anyone from the council listened to what residents think about housebuilding in Thurrock. Total crap.


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