THURROCK COUNCIL’S planning committee has given permission for 350 new homes on the Aveley by-pass.
Original permission had been given by the Thurrock Thames Gateway Development Corporation (DC) in 2010. There had been a great deal of anger and protest against the development.
Much of the debate on Thursday night (March 14th) centred on contamination in the area.
Speaking on behalf of the applicants, Michael Smith told the committee that the contaminated areas was “capped”.
Mr Smith said: “A person would need a JCB digger to get at the contaminated land.
Speaking against the application, community leader, rev Alan Field also focussed on the contamination issue. Rev Field was also concerned at a number of inconsistencies, drawing a comparison with this application to a rejected application in North Stifford.
The application was voted through unanimously.
YT spoke to rev Alan Field up in Aveley to assess what the community will do next.