Get involved in planning

Get involved in the Local Plan

We have created 4 Local Plan forums for Thurrock. These make sure local people and businesses can genuinely influence the new Local Plan.

Forum members will be involved throughout preparation of the plan. The forums are:

  • Local Plan Residents Forum
  • Local Plan Youth Forum
  • Local Plan Developer Forum
  • Local Plan Business Forum

Local Plan Residents Forum and Youth Forum

The Local Plan Residents Forum is open to anyone who lives in Thurrock. The Youth Forum is organised through Thurrock Youth Cabinet and is open to anyone aged 11 to 19 who lives in Thurrock.

We will hold regular meetings for each forum. As a forum member, you will have opportunities to:

  • learn about planning matters in Thurrock
  • have an early and on-going involvement in preparing the Local Plan
  • check and challenge evidence
  • take part in making difficult decisions at each stage

Local Plan Developer Forum

Developers are invited to take part in this forum and join us for positive discussions about the development process and opportunities in Thurrock.

Since the first forum meeting in 2016, topics have included development viability, housing needs, employment needs and retail.

Local Plan Business Forum

Thurrock's business community uses the Local Plan Business Forum to discuss how the Local Plan can best promote economic development in the borough.

The Local Plan is a standing agenda item for Thurrock Business Board. We may hold special meetings with board members to discuss issues in more detail as work on the plan progresses.

Contact us

Places at meetings are limited. Let us know if you are interested in joining one of the Local Plan forums or would like to attend a meeting.

Growth and Strategy Team
Thurrock Council, Civic Offices, New Road, Grays, RM17 6SL