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Plans for second Tilbury port at former power station to go on display in Gravesend

PUBLISHED: 09:44 23 February 2017 | UPDATED: 09:44 23 February 2017

View from Gravesend across River Thames to Tilbury Power station (stock image)

View from Gravesend across River Thames to Tilbury Power station (stock image)

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The power station was decommissioned in 2013

An empty power station could become a new port along the river Thames under new proposals.

The former Tilbury Power Station, visible from Gravesend’s shores, was decommissioned in 2013 and is now considered a brownfield site.

Now the Port of Tilbury, which employs around 3,500 people, is putting plans to turn the former coal plant into a satellite for the main port, found west of the site.

An informal consultation event is set to take place at Gravesend Old Town Hall on Thursday, March 16, from 10am to 6pm, with a formal consultation expected to take place in the summer.

A statement on the website outlining proposals, www.tilbury2.co.uk, read: “Our success in recent years means that we now need more land close to the port to grow our business and create more jobs, hence the plan to develop a new port terminal on part of the former Tilbury Power Station site, some 1km to the east of the existing port.”

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