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Thousands of homes and a media village could be coming to Purfleet


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A brighter future for Purfleet?

Always keen to highlight the positives in planning, we are happy to share news of a project that appears to represent genuine urban regeneration.
Purfleet has been earmarked for a £1 billion project that could bring almost 3,000 homes to the town as well as a “media village” and a range of enhanced facilities.
Thurrock Council’s planning committee has granted outline planning for the plans from Purfleet Centre Regeneration Ltd (PCRL), a joint venture between Urban Catalyst and Swan Housing Association.
These comprise:

  • up to 2,850 homes
  • shops, restaurants, a medical centre and community facilities
  • new town centre with improved railway station and riverside area
  • new primary school
  • 1,000,000 sq ft media village with art, film and TV studios
  • new parks and leisure spaces

The permission depends on PCRL agreeing details with the council and stakeholders.
Ken Dytor, PCRL founder and executive chairman of Urban Catalyst, said: “The approval is the result of many years of work and has been shaped by our detailed engagement with the local community and stakeholders, who we listened carefully to in drawing up our forward-thinking social infrastructure-led proposals that promote health, education and employment.”
John Synnuck, Swan Housing Association chief executive, added: ““We will now all work together to create a thriving environment that provides much-needed new homes and services, alongside significant employment and educational opportunities for the local community.”

Wednesday, June 12, 2019