Calor Gas gets thumbs up for new access road

Calor's national terminals manager Graeme Lockwood

Calor's national terminals manager Graeme Lockwood

First published in News

HUGE tankers rumbling along residential roads on Canvey could become a thing of the past after Calor Gas got permission to build a new access road to its plant.

The new private road between Haven Road and the giant gas terminals off Thames Road would link up with the £18.5million Roscommon Way extension and stop them having to use Thames Road, Thorney Bay Road and Long Road in future.

The new road would take about 15 vehicle movements a day.

Graeme Lockwood, Calor’s national terminals manager, said: “The access road will bring considerable benefits to the local community as it will divert Calor vehicles away from residential areas of Canvey Island, whilst making effective utilisation of the Roscommon Way extension.

“We have previously given a commitment to local residents and councillors that we would explore options to reduce the impact of our LPG tankers operating from the terminal, and as such we are delighted with the decision taken by the planning committee.”

Steve Rogers, head of regeneration and neighbourhoods at Castle Point Council, said: “It is not considered the number of vehicles that would likely use the road, or the proximity of the road to nearby properties, would have a significant impact on the amenity of any residents.

“The benefits outweigh any perceived harm.”

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3:44pm Fri 8 Feb 13

John T Pharro says...

Good news and at last it makes a use for the Roscommon Way extension at last. Just hope they do their searches properly and don't find half way from when the road is completed they suddenly find someone else owns a metre of land they have to cross.
Good news and at last it makes a use for the Roscommon Way extension at last. Just hope they do their searches properly and don't find half way from when the road is completed they suddenly find someone else owns a metre of land they have to cross. John T Pharro
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3:52pm Fri 8 Feb 13

upset says...

John T Pharro wrote:
Good news and at last it makes a use for the Roscommon Way extension at last. Just hope they do their searches properly and don't find half way from when the road is completed they suddenly find someone else owns a metre of land they have to cross.
Go on John you go for it.
What about the voting question?
[quote][p][bold]John T Pharro[/bold] wrote: Good news and at last it makes a use for the Roscommon Way extension at last. Just hope they do their searches properly and don't find half way from when the road is completed they suddenly find someone else owns a metre of land they have to cross.[/p][/quote]Go on John you go for it. What about the voting question? upset
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5:08pm Fri 8 Feb 13

Cosmo Spring says...

won't that upset all the people that will be living in all those new houses they must be planning to build along Roscommon Way?
won't that upset all the people that will be living in all those new houses they must be planning to build along Roscommon Way? Cosmo Spring
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7:16pm Fri 8 Feb 13

lennyfy says...

So the " Road to nowhere" is still the road to nowhere for the residents and will stay that way untill joined up to Thorny Bay Road
So the " Road to nowhere" is still the road to nowhere for the residents and will stay that way untill joined up to Thorny Bay Road lennyfy
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7:18pm Fri 8 Feb 13

John T Pharro says...

lennyfy wrote:
So the " Road to nowhere" is still the road to nowhere for the residents and will stay that way untill joined up to Thorny Bay Road
And, just a question for mainly who's benefit?
[quote][p][bold]lennyfy[/bold] wrote: So the " Road to nowhere" is still the road to nowhere for the residents and will stay that way untill joined up to Thorny Bay Road[/p][/quote]And, just a question for mainly who's benefit? John T Pharro
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12:33pm Sat 9 Feb 13

marshman says...

lennyfy wrote:
So the " Road to nowhere" is still the road to nowhere for the residents and will stay that way untill joined up to Thorny Bay Road
Can't the council use some of the money they're getting from the Thorney Bay development to bring it up to standard and through the camp (or around it, or in front of it)?
[quote][p][bold]lennyfy[/bold] wrote: So the " Road to nowhere" is still the road to nowhere for the residents and will stay that way untill joined up to Thorny Bay Road[/p][/quote]Can't the council use some of the money they're getting from the Thorney Bay development to bring it up to standard and through the camp (or around it, or in front of it)? marshman
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