Oikos Marine and South Side Development
Oikos Storage Ltd are currently engaged in the preparation of an application for a Development Consent Order in respect of works to improve the operational efficiency of the existing site.
The proposed development, known as the Oikos Marine & South Side Development (OMSSD) will consist of the installation of additional marine infrastructure on two of the existing jetties, the construction of new storage tanks, extra road loading facilities and other ancillary and supporting infrastructure.
As the proposed works constitute a National Strategic Infrastructure Project, the proposal will be considered and determined by the Secretary of State for Transport.
The local Community and Local Authority are however key components of the process and a non-statutory consultation exercise, introducing the proposal, was undertaken by Oikos in 2019.
A further consultation was undertaken in 2021. Oikos placed a Notice in the Press on the 18th March 2021, advising that its Statement of Community Consultation would be available to view on the Oikos website from the 25th March 2021.
This document, which was amended following engagement with the Local Authority resulting in increased consultation on Canvey Island, set out how consultation on the proposed development would be undertaken and included details of the Project Exhibition which were available to view on Oikos’ website between the 6th April and the 18th May 2021.
Since that date the applicant has undertaken further work and it is anticipated that an application will be submitted in the latter part of 2022.
In order to ensure that adequate opportunity is available to all residents and businesses on Canvey to be engaged in the process, it has been agreed that a link to the Oikos website will be provided from both the Borough Council and the Town Council websites.
It should be noted however that the application will be made to the Planning Inspectorate who will consider the application and make a recommendation to the Secretary of State, who will decide on whether development consent should be granted for the proposed scheme. The application is NOT being submitted to Castle Point Borough Council although this Council remains a key consultee and participant in the process.
Any queries in respect of the consultation exercise or the proposal should be directed to Oikos via their website: https://oikos.co.uk/omssd/