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Tilbury2 consultation begins

[ June 13, 2017   //   ]

The Port of Tilbury began formal statutory consultation for its new Tilbury2 terminal and facilities on 19 June. The scheme will be built on a 152 acre site which was part of the former Tilbury Power Station and will include a new deep water jetty in the river Thames.

The port undertook an informal non-statutory consultation exercise earlier this year.

Commercial director Peter Ward said: “The local communities have provided valuable feedback when we undertook informal consultation events in April. As part of the formal planning process, we are now running further consultation events on our proposals. Tilbury2 will help us to continue to grow and bring economic benefit to the area and we want to hear from communities about the proposed scheme.”

Tilbury2 will act as a satellite of the main port and it would comprise a ro ro ferry terminal for containers and trailers. It also likely to include a facility for importing and processing bulk construction materials to support demands from the UK’s building sector. In the northern part of the site there is land available for the potential storage of a variety of goods, including cars.

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