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Additional Tilbury 2 consultation event to take place in July
11-07-17

PRESS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – 11 July 2017

PORT TO HOLD ADDITIONAL EVENT AS PART OF FORMAL CONSULTATION FOR NEW PORT PROPOSAL

 

The Port of Tilbury, London’s major port, is holding an additional event on 21 July in Tilbury to seek further views from local communities and other stakeholders on its proposals to build a new port terminal and associated facilities near to the current port, known as TILBURY2. The additional event is part of the formal statutory consultation and will take place in the Tilbury Hub, Civic Square on 21st July from 10-12noon and is open to everyone to attend.

 

The port undertook an informal non-statutory consultation exercise earlier this year and has also held statutory consultation events in the local communities throughout June. The formal statutory consultation runs until 28th July and seeks views to help further refine the TILBURY2 proposals. More information and an on-line questionnaire can be found at www.tilbury2.co.uk

 

The Port of Tilbury has been expanding at a fast rate over the past two decades as it has experienced a significant increase in the goods and products coming through it – as a result, customers in the port are looking for more space to expand their businesses. The port estimates that demand for use of its facilities will increase further in the next 15 years which the TILBURY2 proposals would support. 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.

 

TILBURY2 will act as a satellite of the main port and it would comprise a roll on/roll off ferry terminal for importing and exporting containers and trailers. TILBURY2 is also likely to include a facility for importing and processing bulk construction materials to support demands from the UK’s building sector. In the northern part of the site there is land available for the potential storage of a variety of goods, including cars.

 

The formal statutory consultation exercise runs from 19th June until 28th July 2017.

 

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