PLANS for 750 homes on green belt land in Corringham have been submitted to Thurrock Council.

The plans, which are for land on Southend Road north of Gable Hall School known as Williamsons Farm, also include plans for a new school, shops and a rail station.

The council and developers Iceni Peojects have reached agreement that the plan will not go before the planning committee until September – beyond the standard deadline for determining the application and although the official consultation period is limited to the statutory three weeks, much longer will be allowed.

David Bull, the council’s director of planning and transportation, said: “This is a very ambitious but contentious proposal and although most of the scheme is not detailed, it is still very complex and needs a very thorough examination by the planning team.

“We also want as many people as possible to have their say – and not to feel rushed into doing so – and that is why we will accept consultation comments up to and including the whole of August.

“In that way I am confident we can have a full and reasoned discussion, examining at advantages and the disadvantages of this plan and its possible effects on the immediate area and wider across Thurrock.”

The development proposes vehicular, cycle and pedestrian accesses from Southend Road together with that road’s partial realignment and the creation of a roundabout with vehicular, pedestrian and cycle access from Lampits Hill and pedestrian access from Lampits Lane.

The proposals include a new two-form entry primary school, a possible new railway station including station building, associated access, car parking and bus interchange, strategic flood storage area, new public open space, and surface water attenuation.