Thurrock Flexible Generation Plant

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Thurrock Flexible Generation Plant

Received 08 August 2020
From Transport for London

Representation

Transport for London (TfL) strongly encourages the applicant to maximise use of rail and water freight to transport construction material and waste to and from the site. Water freight has great potential given the site location. This will help to reduce the number of movements by heavy good vehicles (HGVs) and thereby reduce the impact on the local and strategic road networks including cross boundary impacts which may extend to the London boundary. The submitted Construction Traffic and Transport Plan and Transport Assessment lack details on freight movement by modes other than by HGV. The applicant should be required to commit to ambitious targets to minimise freight movements by road and maximise the use of alternatives, these commitments to be detailed in further submissions and secured through planning obligations or conditions.