The Port of Tilbury, London’s major port, has now completed the statutory consultation process which invited views from the surrounding communities and statutory consultees on its proposals to build a new port terminal, TILBURY2, on the Thames close to the current port. TILBURY2 will be built on a 152 acre site which was part of the former Tilbury Power Station and will include a new deep water jetty in the river Thames.

The statutory process closed on 28 July 2017 and was part of the second stage of seeking views from communities and key stakeholders. The port will now further develop the scheme in light of all the feedback received before submitting a formal application for a development consent order (DCO) to the Planning Inspectorate (acting on behalf of the Secretary of State for Transport) in the Autumn this year.

All the feedback submitted through the public events and the website is being collated into a full report on the consultation process and will form part of the formal application.

The Next Steps
2017 Autumn Submission of the development consent order
2017 Nov Acceptance by the planning inspectorate of the submission of the development consent order
2018 Quarter 1/2 Commencement of the Examination into the proposals
2018 Quarter 3/4 End of Examination
2018/2019 Secretary of state decision
2019 If application is successful development commences

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