Housing plans for Corringham re-modelled

PLANS for over 700 new homes in Corringham have been re-shaped following a consultation with the public.

The plans were initially for 800 plus new public open space, improvements to the road networks, education and drainage.

The plans have now been submitted by Cogent Land LLP to Thurrock Council.

The area of interest is to the north and south of Gable Hall school on Southend Road.

The application refers to: “The opportunity to create a new eastern gateway to Thurrock, providing much needed new aspirational family houses (ranging from two to five bedrooms) to support the economic growth that is moving ahead locally. “

Details

1.Improvements to the road design have been put forward, including a new layout for the proposed new Southend Road/Lampits Hill roundabout, a further enforcement of the 20mph speed limit on Southend Road, and removal of the previously proposed site access on Lampits Hill north of Southend Road.

2.Cogent have identified space for a GP/dentist surgery on site and are holding discussions regarding this.

3.Cogent remain committed to improving local education facilities and is prepared to be flexible on what should be provided and will take their lead from Thurrock Council officers.
In response to local feedback, Cogent will aim to negotiate a level of affordable housing below the Thurrock Council policy requirement in order to direct more funding towards local infrastructure.

A Cogent spokesperson added: “This proposal provides funding for local infrastructure and to provide new public open space, improve education facilities and improve Southend Road.

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