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Contents


Foreword


1. INTRODUCTION

A Spatial Strategy for Thurrock: The "Core Strategy"

The New System - Thurrock's Local Development Framework

The Core Strategy - Structure of the Document

Monitoring and Implementation Framework

Sustainability Appraisal and Appropriate Assessment


2. POLICY CONTEXT

National Strategies, Policies and Guidance

Regional Strategies, Policies and Guidance

Sub Regional Strategies, Policies and Guidance

Cross-Boundary Issues

Local Strategies


3. THE FUTURE OF THURROCK

Characteristics of Thurrock

Key Drivers of Change

Thurrock Spatial Vision for 2026

Strategic Spatial Objectives

Core Strategy Policies


4. SPATIAL POLICIES

Introduction

Key Diagram


5. THEMATIC POLICIES

Introduction

Core Strategic Housing Policies

Core Strategic Employment and Retail Policies

Core Strategic Socially Inclusive Communities Policies

Core Strategic Transport and Access Policies

Introduction: Thurrock Transport Strategy

Core Strategic Environment Policies

Core Strategy Climate Change Policies

Core Strategic Water. Riverside and Coastal Policies

Core Strategic Minerals and Waste Policies

Core Strategic Infrastructure


6. POLICIES FOR MANAGEMENT OF DEVELOPMENT

Introduction

Built Environment

Natural Environment

Transport and Access

Climate Change

Flood Risk

Developers Contribution


7. MONITORING AND IMPLEMENTATION

Introduction

Implementation Framework

Monitoring Framework


APPENDICES

Appendix 1 - List of Strategies, Plans and Technical Evidence

Appendix 2 - Relationship Matrix between SSO's and the Thematic Policies

Appendix 3 - Housing Trajectory

Appendix 4 - Infrastructure Trajectory

Appendix 5 - Open Space Standards

Appendix 6 - Relevant Maps

Map 1: Indicative Proposals Map

Map 2: Road Network Hierarchy

Map 3: Location of Greengrid

Map 4: Location of Landscape Character Areas

Map 5: Location of Strategic Biodiversity Sites

Map 6: Location of Listed Buildings, Scheduled Ancient Monuments and Conservation Areas

Appendix 7 - Superseded Policies


GLOSSARY OF TERMS