Situated within Thurrock, Linford is three miles north-east of Tilbury and two miles north-west of Essex’s border with Kent. Over recent decades, the Bauhaus-inspired former Bata Shoe Factory (now known as the Thames Industrial Estate) which formed part of East Tilbury’s industrial heart has been redeveloped and updated, becoming a catalyst for change.
The government-backed Thames Estuary growth plan provides an opportunity for a relatively isolated community to become a focal point for growth, with direct access of London by rail and a multitude of local job opportunities, principally at Port Tilbury and London Gateway port.
Linford and East Tilbury is a proud community, with a proud past. Through good growth, it can also have a proud and vibrant future. EASL will work hard to ensure that the community benefits from planned strategic infrastructure including Highways England’s proposals for the Lower Thames Crossing.