Since late 2005 the Development Corporation has been responsible for deciding certain types of planning applications (usually larger, strategic applications and all those related to listed buildings) within the Borough of Thurrock. In 2010, the Secretary of State announced that the Development Corporation would close on 31 March 2012 and that its planning powers would revert to Thurrock Council.

The Development Corporation will continue to receive and decide those applications that are its responsibility until the end of March 2012. The types of planning application which the Development Corporation remain the determining authority for can be found in the Thurrock Development Corporation (Planning Functions) Order 2005 (opens in a new window).

Any application still with the Development Corporation on 31 March 2012 and not determined will be transferred to Thurrock Council. Applicants, agents, consultees and third parties who have an interest in such applications do not need to take any action. All information and representations received by the Development Corporation will be transferred to Thurrock Council.

It is proposed that the Development Corporation’s Planning Team will be transferred to Thurrock Council which will continue to process any applications that it inherits.

The Development Corporation and Thurrock Council are working together to make the transition as smooth as possible. Further information will be made available on these pages when it is known and via the respective pages on Thurrock Council's website (opens in a new window).

Should you have any questions regarding the above issues then please contact us:


Tel No. 01375 362000

For information and guidance on submitting a planning application and all other aspects of the planning process, please view the relevant section below.