Sunday, May 19, 2024

Could Amazon be about to bring thousands of jobs to Thurrock?


YT understands that one of the applications on the table at a meeting of the Thurrock Council planning committee tonight (Thursday) is for an Amazon Distribution Centre that could bring up to 3,000 jobs to the borough.

The application is for land east of St. Andrew’s Road, north of Gaylor Road and west of Dock Road, Tilbury.

The application makes for pretty dry reading but planning experts have looked at the scale of the proposed project which reads as follows:

"Full planning application for development of southern part of London Distribution Park (approved under outline planning permission 14/00487/CV) for new sortation and fulfilment centre comprising warehouse and distribution building (B8) with ancillary offices and yard areas, security and amenity buildings, staff car parking, circulation routes and landscaping, with access from existing roundabout on A1089 and formation of new access from Dock Road.

"The applicant in this case is London Distribution Park (LDP) LLP, which is a partnership between Roxhill (an industrial and distribution developer) and the Port of Tilbury London. However, the detailed planning application which has been submitted has been designed to meet the requirements of a specific operator / occupier. The ES accompanying the application, in describing the proposals, notes that the development “comprises a warehouse and distribution building in use class B8, containing a complex sortation and fulfilment operation (sometimes known as a Fulfilment Centre), for the transhipment of goods for a retail company.”

There is no mention of Amazon and bosses at Thurrock Council are remaining tight-lipped but either way, YT will be reporting live at the meeting tonight (Thursday) on what could be a very significant development for the borough.


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