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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.
She added not only will this mean waste can be collected on time, it will benefit larger vehicles and emergency services when on call.
Cllr Holloway has reiterated that the council will not be afraid to take action against car owners who block waste collection vehicles.
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.
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.
The Corringham housing debate has made history tonight, becoming the first to be debated in the chamber after amassing 1,500 names.
Council has just debated the Corringham housing item, and it's fair to say a large majority of members back the campaign group.
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.
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.
Members from the Save Corringham Greenbelt group have packed the public gallery in the chamber.
Also on the agenda tonight is a debate over 800 proposed new houses in Corringham. Campaigners have gathered over 1,500 against the plans.— @ThurrockGazette 22 January 2014
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We'll be live tweeting from tonight's Full Council. On the agenda are the Mardyke horses and a potential Canvey/Thurrock road link.