Council backtracks and lets firm off the hook after a year of blighting the lives of local residents


THURROCK Council has grovelled in face of big business and backtracked from a commitment to prosecute a company that blighted the lives of local residents for months.

Throughout last year residents close to the controversial construction site between Aveley and Purfleet adjacent to the A13 and A1306,where property developers Segro were building a massive new distribution centre had their lives disrupted.

The council was going to prosecute but after discussion with the firm’s bosses caved in and let them off! Full story: