It is planned to build a total of 124,500 homes in Thames Gateway South Essex, and to create 109,000 new jobs. The region includes Basildon, Thurrock, Southend and Rainham Marshes.
Basildon is located about 10 miles from the River Thames, and it is planned to create 55,000 square metres of office space, 49,000 square metres of retail and leisure floor space, 3,650 new homes in Basildon town centre, and 500 new homes and 500 new jobs in Pitsea town centre.
Thurrock is located to the East of London, and with its port facilities and proximity to London's five international airports it is a key regeneration area in the Thames Gateway. It is planned to build 18,500 new homes and 26,000 new jobs by 2021.
Southend is located in the South of Essex, and plans include 1,650 new homes, 25,000 square metres of retail space, 20.500 square metres of office accommodation and the upgrading of London Southend Airport to accommodate over 1 million passengers for shorthaul flights.
Rainham Marshes are located near to the Dartford Crossing on the M25, extending to 353 acres, making it the largest piece of non-government owned land in the Thames Gateway.