500 more new homes planned

Thurrock Gazette: The council has set a target to build 1,000 new homes The council has set a target to build 1,000 new homes

THURROCK is on its way towards reaching its goal of building 1,000 new homes, a councillor has said.

Lynn Worrall, who took over the housing brief at the council after Val Morris-Cook lost her seat in the May local elections, said the council was finalising plans for the construction of more than 500 homes in the borough.

Speaking at a meeting of the ruling cabinet, she said the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) grants would fund construction projects in Seabrooke Rise, older people’s accommodation in Calcutta Road, Tilbury and two developments in Chadwell St Mary.

She said funding has already been secured for homes to be built on Bracelet Close and Derry Avenue as well for redeveloping empty homes in the borough.

She said: “The council will be able to increase the number of affordable homes it is providing to around 400 and, together with the 130 homes proposed for development by Gloriana at the St Chad’s site in Tilbury, will be more than half way to meeting its 1,000 homes target.”

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5:43pm Thu 3 Jul 14

Strike Back says...

How many more people are they trying to squeeze into Thurrock?
we are full to bursting local hospital in Grays needed NOW
the infrastructure cannot cope we have this stupid campus going up no more
How many more people are they trying to squeeze into Thurrock? we are full to bursting local hospital in Grays needed NOW the infrastructure cannot cope we have this stupid campus going up no more Strike Back
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10:54am Fri 4 Jul 14

btahhhh says...

Now the Labour party has changed their mind and has decided business is good, Thurrock in essence is a Labour borough regardless of its politicians political colour. May we assume the ridiculous housing development in Arisdale Avenue will be cancelled and in its place the council will build a modern Trading estate of small factory/workshop units, thereby creating much needed long term local jobs for existing residents of the area…………or will council continue to behave like ostriches!
Now the Labour party has changed their mind and has decided business is good, Thurrock in essence is a Labour borough regardless of its politicians political colour. May we assume the ridiculous housing development in Arisdale Avenue will be cancelled and in its place the council will build a modern Trading estate of small factory/workshop units, thereby creating much needed long term local jobs for existing residents of the area…………or will council continue to behave like ostriches! btahhhh
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10:08am Wed 9 Jul 14

Sugarman says...

Every spare piece of land will be sold off to developers, they aren't even council houses, they will all be private. The council are going to cut so many services but are raking in so much money from developers it makes you wonder where all this cash is going. Thurrock will be like Barking and Dagenham soon. Flats and houses everywhere but where is another hospital, Basildon clearly can't cope. There wont be a blade of grass to be seen in the near future.
Every spare piece of land will be sold off to developers, they aren't even council houses, they will all be private. The council are going to cut so many services but are raking in so much money from developers it makes you wonder where all this cash is going. Thurrock will be like Barking and Dagenham soon. Flats and houses everywhere but where is another hospital, Basildon clearly can't cope. There wont be a blade of grass to be seen in the near future. Sugarman
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1:36pm Wed 9 Jul 14

ThurrockResident says...

So more concrete then?
So more concrete then? ThurrockResident
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1:38pm Wed 9 Jul 14

ThurrockResident says...

Why not build on derelict land? Plenty seen in Grays on land next to River Thames on way to West Thurrock and QE2 Bridge.
Why not build on derelict land? Plenty seen in Grays on land next to River Thames on way to West Thurrock and QE2 Bridge. ThurrockResident
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