Design and Landscape

We have carefully considered the local setting and the proposals aim to reflect the character and location of the site, integrate with the adjoining neighbourhood and retain and enhance as much green space as possible.

We have also considered the current road network, connecting the new proposals with existing routes to ensure continuity and convenience for the local community.

The proposals prioritise green space, with newly formed areas of grassland across the development, open spaces to the north and northwest of the site, replacement planting and hedgerows marking the site boundary.

The new homes will be two-storey, detached houses with traditional materials (brick, timber etc). The purpose of these designs is to integrate with Stifford Green, whilst taking inspiration from the traditional village cottages.

Proposed Masterplan Site Boundary

New Homes

Our aim to is to provide 97 quality homes for local people.

40% will be affordable housing, a 5% increase on the standard requirement for new developments in the borough. We hope this will attract more young families to the area and help build a community for future generations.

A New Care Home

The proposals will include a 77-bedroom care home for our elderly residents and residents with dementia. The home will have various amenities including a lounge, private dining, bistros, cinema, laundry, hair dressers, nursing areas and administration/ management areas.

Thurrock’s population of over-55s is expected to increase by 50% over the next 20-years and we want to help Thurrock Council provide the right accommodation to help support this community in the long-term.

Transport and Connectivity

The proposals will provide better access to the surrounding areas and transport links that serve the community.

With a new pedestrian and cycling crossing on Pilgrims Lane, we hope to improve access to the nearby bus stop which serves the 270 and 37 bus routes, encouraging more people to use public transport. The crossing will also improve access to the Davy Down Country Park and Mardyke Valley, ensuring future residents are only a short walk from the amazing natural parks that surround the site.

There will be 1.5 to 2 parking spaces for each new home as well as 1 secure and covered cycle parking space. The parking proposals have taken into account the needs of the new population, with electric charging points to be introduced in anticipation of future sustainability requirements.