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  • Tonight’s Full Council meeting will see a number hot topics raised by members of the public, as well as councillors. The meeting, which starts at 7pm, will include:
  • • Discussions on the proposals to build 800 homes in Corringham, after the Save Corringham Greenbelt group gathered over 1,500 signatures on a petition against the plans.
  • • A motion asking the council to object any proposal for a road or bridge between Canvey and East Thurrock.
  • • The welfare of the Mardyke horses.

8:59pm

She added not only will this mean waste can be collected on time, it will benefit larger vehicles and emergency services when on call.

8:58pm

Cllr Holloway has reiterated that the council will not be afraid to take action against car owners who block waste collection vehicles.

7:54pm

Leader Cllr Kent made his feeling very clear on the issue, saying its a development that should never be allowed and should not go ahead.

7:54pm

Cllr Gledhill said the message needs to go out to developers that Thurrock is open for business but won't be giving up its greenbelt.

7:54pm

The Corringham housing debate has made history tonight, becoming the first to be debated in the chamber after amassing 1,500 names.

7:54pm

Council has just debated the Corringham housing item, and it's fair to say a large majority of members back the campaign group.

7:25pm

Cllr Kent said he is concerned about their welfare, but that RSPCA officers have deemed the horses to be ok, and that they are the experts.

7:24pm

A member of the public has asked leader Cllr Kent if he's satisfied that the council are monitoring the welfare of the Mardyke horses.

7:23pm

Members from the Save Corringham Greenbelt group have packed the public gallery in the chamber.

7:22pm

7:21pm

Follow updates here and @ThurrockGazette on Twitter

7:20pm

We'll be live tweeting from tonight's Full Council. On the agenda are the Mardyke horses and a potential Canvey/Thurrock road link.

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8:50pm Wed 22 Jan 14

Ed Woods says...

"Cllr Gledhill said the message needs to go out to developers that Thurrock is open for business but won't be giving up its greenbelt."

Is this the same Cllr Rob Gledhill that voted for 15% of new houses (2775 homes) to be built on Thurrocks Green Belt?

Is this the same Cllr Rob Gledhill that also voted for an additional 4750 dwellings above the 18500 already agreed to be built in Thurrock – so although the Local Development Framework plan identifies where 18500 homes go – it also prepares the way for an additional 4750 homes to be built – so at least 23250 homes will be built over the next 13 years.

As for defending the Green Belt the Conservatives voted for it to be Thurrock Council policy to “continue to identify further sites within the Green Belt to allocate for residential development” and for “building to continue on the Green Belt where appropriate.”

I haven't plucked the above information from thin air or made it up – it’s in the Local Development Framework document that Conservative and Labour Councillors voted for.

There is nothing like the stench of a hypocritical politician.
"Cllr Gledhill said the message needs to go out to developers that Thurrock is open for business but won't be giving up its greenbelt." Is this the same Cllr Rob Gledhill that voted for 15% of new houses (2775 homes) to be built on Thurrocks Green Belt? Is this the same Cllr Rob Gledhill that also voted for an additional 4750 dwellings above the 18500 already agreed to be built in Thurrock – so although the Local Development Framework plan identifies where 18500 homes go – it also prepares the way for an additional 4750 homes to be built – so at least 23250 homes will be built over the next 13 years. As for defending the Green Belt the Conservatives voted for it to be Thurrock Council policy to “continue to identify further sites within the Green Belt to allocate for residential development” and for “building to continue on the Green Belt where appropriate.” I haven't plucked the above information from thin air or made it up – it’s in the Local Development Framework document that Conservative and Labour Councillors voted for. There is nothing like the stench of a hypocritical politician. Ed Woods

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