On 29 January 2010 the Secretary of State published his review of the East of England Plan (Regional Spatial Strategy) in respect of Thurrock Key Centre of Development and Change.
The single issue review provides a revised Regional
Spatial Strategy (RSS) Policy ETG2 which establishes the northern part of
Lakeside Basin as a new Regional Centre and provides a strategy for the
regeneration and remodelling of the wider Lakeside Basin and West Thurrock
RSS Policy E5 has been updated to include Thurrock
Lakeside in the list of Regional Centres.
The detailed delivery of this review will be taken
forward through the forthcoming Local Development Framework prepared by
The East of England Plan, the Regional Spatial Strategy
for this region, was published by the Secretary of State in May 2008.
It required an immediate review by the East of England Regional Assembly
(EERA) of Policy ETG2 for Thurrock Key Centre of Development and Change to
provide a robust strategic planning framework to guide the regeneration and
redevelopment of Lakeside Basin.
EERA began work on this issue review in Autumn 2008
working with partners including Thurrock Borough Council, Thurrock Thames
Gateway Development Corporation, Essex County Council and the East of
England Development Agency. An Examination in Public (EiP) before a
Panel chaired by Jim PArke, was held in Thurrock between
20 – 24 July 2009 to consider the representations received on the
EERA draft policy.