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There’s still time to take part in consultation on Basildon business park

There’s still time to take part in consultation on Basildon business park

Wednesday 25 August 2021

Consultation on plans for a new “high-quality business park” at Basildon ends on Sunday (August 29). St. Modwen Logistics says its plans for land east of Burnt Mills industrial estate will create “over 2,000 jobs for local people, which could be worth approximately £50 million to Basildon’s economy”, while “delivering multi-million pound funding and contributions […] Read more >

Police join other agencies to target flytippers

Police join other agencies to target flytippers

Wednesday 26 May 2021

We all hate flytipping, so it comes as some relief to learn that Essex Police are on the case. Their rural engagement team have been working with the Environment Agency and local authorities to tackle an increasingly evident scourge. Operations can entail days of action with a local authority that include mobile police patrols and […] Read more >

The Green Belt: its value is obvious but it needs protecting more than ever, says new report

The Green Belt: its value is obvious but it needs protecting more than ever, says new report

Wednesday 20 November 2019

Lying next to London, Essex is of course well served by the capital’s Green Belt. A report by a cross-party Parliamentary group shows that London’s Metropolitan Green Belt not only protects against urban sprawl but also provides vital countryside on our doorstep for health and well-being. Benefits include: • 26, 267 hectares of Sites of […] Read more >

What Thames estuary growth plans could mean for climate change… and accountability

What Thames estuary growth plans could mean for climate change… and accountability

Monday 10 June 2019

The government’s backing of proposals to target the Thames estuary for massive development flies in the face of wider calls to tackle climate change, according to one of CPRE’s leading lights in the area. In June last year the Thames Estuary 2050 Growth Commission published a report calling for the building of more than a […] Read more >

A million new homes, two development corporations… and a very special friend to make it all happen

A million new homes, two development corporations… and a very special friend to make it all happen

Monday 1 April 2019

Back in September, we wrote: “If you thought development pressure on Essex could not get any worse, there is some sobering reading from the Thames Estuary Growth Commission. “This advisory body to the government is urging ‘joint spatial plans’ to be created in both Essex and Kent to support the building of more than a […] Read more >

South Essex in the firing line for colossal housing growth

South Essex in the firing line for colossal housing growth

Wednesday 5 September 2018

If you thought development pressure on Essex could not get any worse, there is some sobering reading from the Thames Estuary Growth Commission. This advisory body to the government is urging “joint spatial plans” to be created in both Essex and Kent to support the building of more than a million homes. The two counties […] Read more >