Lakeside's £100million leisure plans rubber stamped by planning officers

Lakeside's £100million leisure plans rubber stamped by planning officers

Lakeside's £100million leisure plans rubber stamped by planning officers

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Basildon Recorder: Matt Abbott by , Chief Reporter

LAKESIDE Shopping Centre's £100million leisure plans have been rubberstamped by Thurrock Council's planning officers.

The proposals, which include new bars, restaurants, a hotel and a bowling alley built around a town square, covered street and waterfront space, received the backing of the council's planning committee in January when it gave a "resolution to grant".

Now that outline permission has been granted - and the finer points of the development will be resolved when the centre applies for full planning permission.

Kate Miller, General Manager at intu Lakeside, said: "After such overwhelming public support for our plans, we’re delighted to have received planning consent to invest in the centre’s leisure facilities which will attract more people, from a wider area, and give them a reason to stay at the centre for longer."

Intu hopes its development at Lakeside will offer the local economy a boost by providing up to 1,400 permanent new jobs being created across the leisure, hospitality and retail sectors.

There will be approximately 660 jobs created on site during the two year construction phase.

Building could start as early as 2015, which would mean the leisure development may be open in 2017.

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4:15pm Wed 2 Apr 14

Make Thurrock Better says...

http://www.youtube.c
om/watch?v=S-cbOl96R
FM

:) Now let's see it implemented IN FULL
http://www.youtube.c om/watch?v=S-cbOl96R FM :) Now let's see it implemented IN FULL Make Thurrock Better
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5:22pm Wed 2 Apr 14

carnmountyouknowitmakessense says...

Looks really ..............Shyte, yet rubber stamped, now rubber stamp the Jotman, Thundersley, Canvey Galore new builds.
Looks really ..............Shyte, yet rubber stamped, now rubber stamp the Jotman, Thundersley, Canvey Galore new builds. carnmountyouknowitmakessense
  • Score: -7

8:19pm Wed 2 Apr 14

DogsMessInLeigh says...

carnmountyouknowitma
kessense
wrote:
Looks really ..............Shyte, yet rubber stamped, now rubber stamp the Jotman, Thundersley, Canvey Galore new builds.
i think it looks great.
[quote][p][bold]carnmountyouknowitma kessense[/bold] wrote: Looks really ..............Shyte, yet rubber stamped, now rubber stamp the Jotman, Thundersley, Canvey Galore new builds.[/p][/quote]i think it looks great. DogsMessInLeigh
  • Score: 4

8:45am Thu 3 Apr 14

Vange Resident says...

Any New development that will bring jobs and money into the area is a bonus, with time it will grow and improve.
Any New development that will bring jobs and money into the area is a bonus, with time it will grow and improve. Vange Resident
  • Score: 5

9:35am Thu 3 Apr 14

Bernard 87 says...

A slip road on to the A13 Essex bound should be built and paid for by Intu as part of the planning permission.
A slip road on to the A13 Essex bound should be built and paid for by Intu as part of the planning permission. Bernard 87
  • Score: 8

8:07pm Fri 4 Apr 14

Chris12 says...

Doubling of the track and a much bigger station at Chafford, as well as improvements to the road network should be a condition of granting any further expansion.
Doubling of the track and a much bigger station at Chafford, as well as improvements to the road network should be a condition of granting any further expansion. Chris12
  • Score: 0

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