East Tilbury, Thurrock

questions you may have

What are the timescales?
  • Mulberry have updated the outline planning application, which you can view on the councils website here.
  • If the outline planning application is approved, we would then move towards detailed design stage in consultation with the local community and a full application would be prepared
  • If both outline and full planning applications are approved, delivery could start in 2024
How does this relate to the Lower Thames Crossing (LTC)?
  • In response to the Council’s Local Plan Issues and Options consultation, local residents said they wanted the Council to plan positively and to maximise the economic benefits that will arise following the development of the proposed Lower Thames Crossing
  • You can read more about the latest status of the Lower Thames Crossing here
  • If the Lower Thames Crossing is approved, part of the site may be required for ecological mitigation, but the bridge link will still be provided
What are the community benefits?

The proposal will bring a range of benefits to the local community, including:

  • A new bridge link over the railway for vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists
  • A network of pedestrian and cycle links to better connect East Tilbury to the wider area
  • The potential for re-routing of traffic away from the centre of East Tilbury
  • A new primary school
  • New homes including affordable housing
  • Commercial and community space
  • New children’s play and huge areas of outdoor recreation including the potential upgrade of local sports facilities
  • Electric Vehicle charging throughout
Will the development be sustainable?

Yes, the development will embed a full range of sustainability features including:

  • High levels of insulation and air tightness, with air source heat pump technology, to deliver significant reductions in carbon dioxide emissions over the Building Regulations baseline
  • Green infrastructure integrated throughout the masterplan area
  • Sustainable drainage systems, to mitigate the risk of flooding both within the development and the surrounding area
  • Retaining as many habitats on the site as possible, whilst delivering new planting to support and enhance the biodiversity and species
  • Efficient fittings installed throughout the development to reduce internal water consumption
  • Materials used in construction procured and sourced considerately, with waste suitably managed during both construction and operational proposals
Has transport been considered?

Yes, following on from the original planning application a revised and updated Transport Assessment and Travel Plan will be produced. These documents will:

  • Review the existing and future transport network within East Tilbury, and the wider area, and assess the resultant impacts of the proposed development
  • Give consideration to the level crossing on Princess Margaret Road, the implications of the potential Lower Thames Crossing and the cumulative effects of any committed development
  • Identify measures to improve accessibility for all modes of travel, including walking, cycling and public transport, along with identifying any mitigation required to improve safety and capacity within the road network
  • Importantly should the application be approved; this would deliver a new bridge link that would benefit existing and new residents.
How will this impact local services?

Alongside new housing, with 35% affordable homes, and the railway crossing bridge, the application will deliver:

  • A new two-form primary school
  • A new local centre with space for business, learning and community use
  • New areas of open space, including formal recreation