The Port of Tilbury begins its formal statutory consultation on Monday 19 June to seek further views from local communities and other stakeholders on its proposals to build a new port terminal near to the current port, to be known as TILBURY2.
Tilbury Port has expanded over the past two decades, with a significant increase in the goods and products passing through it, and now needs more space.
TILBURY2 will be a satellite of the main port and be built on a 152-acre site which is part of the former Tilbury Power Station.
The new port will comprise a new deep water jetty in the Thames, a roll on/roll off ferry terminal and is likely to include a facility for importing and processing bulk construction materials to respond to demands from the UK’s building sector.
The port undertook an informal consultation exercise earlier this year and the upcoming process seeks views on the TILBURY2 proposals.
The port will be running a number of events to give local communities the chance to find out more about the proposals.
Peter Ward, commercial director at the port, said: “I’d encourage people to come along to one of our exhibitions during June and meet the team or go to our website where there is more detailed information about our proposals and a chance to complete an online survey from 19 June.”
“The local communities provided valuable feedback when we undertook informal consultation events in April. TILBURY 2 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.”
The consultation runs from Monday 19 June until Friday 28 July. Everyone welcome.
More information and an on-line questionnaire at: www.tilbury2.co.uk
Thameside Theatre, Orsett Road, Grays RM17 5DX
Wednesday 21 June: 10.00am-12.00pm & 2.30pm-9.00pm.
Tilbury Hub, Civic Square, Tilbury RM18 8AD
Monday 26 June: 3.00pm-9.00pm
Wednesday 28 June: 10.00am-5.00pm
The Gateway Primary Free School, Marshfoot Road.
Tilbury/Chadwell-St-Mary RM16 4LU
Tuesday 27 June: 3.00pm-9.00pm.
Gravesend Old Town Hall, High Street, Gravesend, Kent, DA11 0AZ
Thursday 29 June 2017: 10.00am-12.00pm & 2.30pm-9.00pm.