Aveley and Uplands councillor. Maureen Pearce and Thurrock MP, Jackie Doyle Price set up the petition after outcries from the Aveley public regarding the development planned on what is known as the Old Firemans Club on Purfleet Road in Aveley.
Cllr Pearce said: “The petition has more than 500 signatures to date and is still being signed. I’m hoping that it can be used at the inquiry as further evidence of local concern.
“The petition is placed at the doctors surgery, the local newsagent and the Co-op”.