THURROCK Council is inviting residents from across the borough to have their say and help shape where they live and work.
The council is continuing to host a series of virtual events as part of its Local Plan Consultation, inviting residents to come along and tell us what they feel is important in their local area now, and in the future. The Local Plan consultation will help shape future development in Thurrock up to 2040, so these events are an important opportunity to play your part and help us plan ahead.
Local Plans are a guide to help decide what can be built where, what are the key infrastructure needs and what should future development look like to best support the people who live and work in the borough.
Events have already taken place in Aveley, South Ockendon, Horndon on the Hill, Stanford-le-Hope, Corringham, and Orsett, with further events to take place in East Tilbury, Bulphan, and Chadwell St Mary over the coming weeks.
Saturday 12 February – 11.00 to 12.00, 12.30 to 13.30 and 14.00 to 15.00
Tuesday 22 February- 18.00 to 19.00 and 19.30 to 20.30
Saturday 26 February – 11.00 to 12.00, 12.30 to13.30 and 14.00 to 15.00
Chadwell St Mary
Monday 28 February- 18.00 to 19.00 and 19.30 to 20.30
Saturday 5 March- 11.00 to 12.00, 12.30 to 13.30 and 14.00 to 15.00
Cllr Mark Coxshall, Cabinet Member for Regeneration, Strategic Planning, and External Relationships, said: “We want to make sure that Thurrock is a borough that is a great place to live, work, play and learn. So far, we have collected valuable suggestions and ideas from lots of people, and we look forward to sharing that feedback and using it to develop a local plan that supports our resident’s needs and helps Thurrock’s economy thrive. As a council, we really want to understand what matters most to you in your local area, so please get involved and have your say.”
Links to join the online conversations will be available shortly before each event https://www.thurrockyourplaceyourvoice.co.uk/consultation/
You can also take part in the borough wide survey running on the Your Place Your Voice website https://www.thurrockyourplaceyourvoice.co.uk/virtual-room/
Residents who do not live in one of the identified growth areas can also have their say by visiting https://www.thurrockyourplaceyourvoice.co.uk/comments/