Venue: Training Room, The Beehive Community Resource Centre, West Street, Grays, RM17 6XP
Contact: Lucy Tricker, Senior Democratic Services Officer Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Apologies for Absence
Apologies were received from Councillors John Kent (Vice-Chair), Daniel Chukwu, Adam Carter, and Sue Sammons. Apologies were also received from Laura Blake, Thames Crossing Action Group, and Peter Ward, Business Representative.
Items of Urgent Business
To receive additional items that the Chair is of the opinion should be considered as a matter of urgency, in accordance with Section 100B (4) (b) of the Local Government Act 1972.
There were no items of urgent business.
Declaration of Interests
There were no interests declared.
The Senior Consultant Stantec introduced the report and stated nineteen
fortnightly meetings had now been held between the Council and
National Highways (NH). He stated that the team had had some
measure of success in agreeing some of the mitigation measures, and
the Hatch report would contribute to the Statement of Common
Ground. He commented that NH had started an ‘issues
log’ which had recently been re-evaluated and now
incorporated all of the comments made by Thurrock Council in
previous consultations and on most technical documents. He
explained that the issues log had been grouped into three sections,
the first including duplications, statements and issues which had
been superseded or were of no consequence anymore. The Senior
Consultant explained that 1100 issues were included in this section
and Thurrock Council would be likely to agree to about 90% of them.
He stated that the second section included technical matters, which
was made up of 1,500 issues, the majority of which were still under
discussion and needed review. He stated that the third section was
made up of 400-500 significant issues between NH and Thurrock
Council that needed further detailed discussions or agree to
disagree. He explained that these would be discussed in the New
Year, although Thurrock will try to identify a summary of 20-30
important issues, and possibly 5-6 critical issues.
The Senior Consultant asked for a verbal update on the Health Impact Assessment be added to every upcoming Task Force meeting. The Chair and the Task Force agreed.