Thurrock Labour welcome deferral of Stanford rail station plan

Thurrock Labour Welcome Deferral of Stanford Rail Station Plan

THURROCK Labour have welcomed the decision of the Planning Committee not to be railroaded into agreeing only one of the two sites of the troubled Stanford Rail Station plan, and to insist on both sites being brought to the committee.

After viewing last night’s proceedings, Cllr Kerin said after the meeting:

‘This is great news. For too long, a veil of secrecy has been drawn across this scheme.

‘It simply wasn’t good enough to present a planning application with only one site of what is actually a two-site plan. Thankfully, the committee saw through this.

‘Going forward, we need complete openness and transparency. We need to know the plan for both the existing station site and the former Daybreak Windows site.

‘This project is over budget and delayed – it’s time to genuinely get it back on track.’

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