Consultations close on Tilbury 2 project; planning application expected in the Autumn

London’s Port of Tilbury has completed the statutory consultation process for its plans to build a £100 million new port terminal.  

The proposed new terminal, Tilbury 2, will be built on the 152-acre former Tilbury Power Station site and includes a new deep water jetty in the River Thames. Other new facilities include a roll on/roll off ferry terminal for importing and exporting containers and trailers; a facility for importing and processing bulk construction materials as well as storage of a variety of goods, including cars. The project also includes proposals to link the site to the existing road and rail networks. 

The consultation process closed on July 28 and was part of the second stage of seeking views from local communities and stakeholders.

Peter Ward, Commercial Director at the Port of Tilbury, said: “As a major employer in the community, it is important to us that we engaged with as many people as possible in the local areas during both the non-statutory and statutory periods in the past few months. We have had a lot of feedback from the community through our events and the website and I want to thank everyone who took the time to engage with us.”

The Port of Tilbury said it has experienced a significant increase in the goods and products coming through the port over the past two decades and it believes demand for use of its facilities will increase further in the next 15 years.

Mr Ward added: “We are one of the largest ports in the South East and our customers are looking for expansion opportunities. Tilbury 2 is a part of the port’s overall investment strategy to achieve this.”

The Port of Tilbury is now expected to submit a formal planning application for Tilbury 2 in October this year.

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