PLANS for new football stadiums across the borough moved forward as the council agreed to consult with the public over the issues and options.
The leader of the council, cllr John Kent stepped out of the meeting as he informed them he was now the president of East Thurrock United.
East Thurrock United have plans to move their stadium to the Pegasus Club at Herd Lane in Corringham.
Local councillors, Phil Anderson and Andrew Roast told the chamber that there was much interest and consternation regarding the plans from both the public and members of the Peg Club.
This was echoed at a meeting of the South Essex cricket board on Tuesday night.
The future of the Pegasus Club has been in some doubt following the collapse of Petroplus.
The item on agenda was presented by portfolio holder for regeneration, cllr Andy Smith, who urged the public to get involved in the process.
Reference in the document was also made to development of Tilbury FC’s new ground next to their old ground in Chadfields.
There was also reference to the plans for a sports hub at Blackshots which could include Grays Athletic.
Blackshots councillor, Joy Redsell urged a point of caution. Cllr Redsell said: “I do hope there will be full discussion and consultation with residents.”