Letters: Outrage at decision to give planning permission for Corringham market

Dear Editor,

I went to a Meeting at Thurrock Council Planning Chambers on 14th March 2013.

I need to express my surprise at the way Planning Permission was granted for a market to OMG.

I was present at the last meeting when it was unamiously agreed to turn down permission, three months later granted. The only difference being a reduction in stalls ie from 24 to 16.

I am baffled on the about turn in the Chambers.

Whilst the residents and Traders Association applied for Planning Permissioin for possible charity events, childrens activities, Christmas Market, Farmers Market which would have no impact on the Residents and Traders of Corringham Town Centre.

I was surprised that with the level of intelligence within the Chambers that 75% of the voting committee could not see this. The members of the Residents and Traders Association will organise all the events in their own time.

This is not a commercial business, just a group of everyday people that want to enhance the Community with special family events.

Where is the problem with this. Its not a MARKET. Corringham did not want a commercial Market.

As a layman I could understand what was going and once again I say why couldnt the Chambers.

As a resident of Corringham I feel totally let down and appalled in the handling of the granting permission to OMG. No one listened to the residents.

Lets hope that Thurrock Council do not rue the day they allowed a Market to ruin an already successful safe clean part of the Corringham and Stanford Community.

Kind regards

Pat Smith

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