Thurrock Council continue to liaise with East Thurrock United over Billet Field

IN April 2014 Cabinet agreed to sell Billet Field in Stanford Le Hope to East Thurrock United Football Club (ETUFC) so that they could develop new sporting facilities and relocate. However this agreement was subject to them getting planning consents; for housing on their existing ground and for sports facilities on Billet Field.

The decision was considered to be positive for community sports development with – in addition to the new facilities, ETUFC had expressed interest in maintaining further sports fields for community use on adjacent lands.

Portfolio holder for Environment, Cllr Gerard Rice said: “Clearly this is a complex proposal to bring together but we have every hope that the football club will soon be in a position to progress this with the submission of detailed planning applications for the two sites.

“Officers will liaise with East Thurrock United over the Summer to determine whether they are in a position to bring their plans forward”.

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