Port of Tilbury London Limited (PoTLL) is planning a new port terminal and associated facilities on land at the former Tilbury Power Station. The proposals will form an extension to the operations at the existing Port of Tilbury, allowing the growth of the Port and its continued support of local, regional and national economic growth.
THE DEVELOPMENT IS KNOWN AS TILBURY2.
Because of the quantity of goods that could be imported and exported at TILBURY2, the proposals are considered by the Planning Act 2008 to be a ‘Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project’. Applications for such projects must be made directly to the Planning Inspectorate (on behalf of the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government) rather than Thurrock Borough Council, and the consent granted will be known as a ‘Development Consent Order’ (‘DCO’).
CONSULTING THE COMMUNITY
Before an application for a DCO is submitted, the local community and other stakeholders must be formally consulted on the proposals including their design and likely environmental effects. Between March and April 2017 we undertook an informal (non-statutory) consultation. Over 400 people attended our exhibitions and many responded to our questionnaire at that time. We are now conducting a further formal (statutory) consultation which takes place between 19th June and 28th July 2017.