About the Core Strategy
The Core Strategy and Policies for Management of Development (Core Strategy) is our main local plan document.
It sets out the spatial vision, strategy and planning policies for Thurrock on topics such as:
- green belt
- community facilities
- education and health
- sports and leisure
- open space
- climate change
- minerals and waste
The Core Strategy was originally adopted on 21 December 2011. It was updated on 28 January 2015 following an independent examination of our Core Strategy focused review document, on consistency with the GOV.UK: National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF).
Core Strategy and Policies for Management of Development, as amended, adopted January 2015 (PDF 8.64MB)
Core Strategy NPPF focused review proposed submission draft, sustainability appraisal addendum (PDF 1.47MB)
Use our online policies map to find which Core Strategy policies apply to different areas of Thurrock.
The Core Strategy will remain our adopted statutory planning document for the borough until the new Local Plan is adopted.