Tilbury, United Kingdom: Grade-separation essential if new houses are to be built

14 Aug

Opposition to the proposed 800 homes development in East Tilbury, Thurrock, without resolution of the issues posed by access being over a level crossing is mounting. The issues relate to the already substantial congestion attributed to the presence of the level crossing and the delays this can cause to the response of the emergency services.

The resistance to the development, for which an application to extend outline planning permission has been submitted is centred on the need for a grad-separated replacement of the level crossing as a condition of consent for the proposed development. when the original outline consent was granted in 2010 there were 800 objections from East Tilbury residents.

Since then, rail developments have proceeded as a core component of the development of DP World’s Superport which will generate more and longer trains which will increase the time the level crossing is closed to road traffic.

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