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Tilbury consults on port plans

[ February 23, 2017   //   ]

The Port of Tilbury is due to start pre-planning community consultation on 6 March on its proposals to build a new Tilbury2, terminal adjacent to the port. It will be built on a 152 acre site which was part of the former Tilbury Power Station and will include a new pontoon and deep water jetty.

It will act as a satellite to the main port and the plans are for a ro ro terminal, along with a facility for importing and processing bulk construction materials. In the northern part of the site there is land available for storage, including cars.

Commercial director Peter Ward, said: “The success of the port in recent years means that we now need more land close to the port to grow and our proposals for Tilbury2, on part of the site of the former Tilbury Power Station, will allow us to do this.”

The community consultation events will be the first stage of seeking views from the local communities and will be followed by statutory/formal consultation during the summer. The non-statutory/informal consultation period runs from 6 March until 21 April inclusive.

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