Rapid development plan for London Gateway

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Thurrock Council has backed a plan for speedy development at London Gateway, DP World’s massive port and logistics development at the mouth of the Thames.

It wants to create a Local Development Order for the logistic park supporting the port – the largest LDO in the country for the largest logistics park in the country.

The latest move opens the way to move onto the next stage, a public consultation.

Council leader John Kent said the order was “a way to simplify complex planning permission processes, providing certainty for prospective developers and promoting growth”.

The proposal would not mean the council totally giving up its planning powers, developments would have to abide by a strict set of rules while giving prospective developers certainty and speed of decision-making.

The consultation will start on 27 June and last six weeks.

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