Tilbury FC and Apex Platinum Investments have announced that their proposals for a £5 million investment in modern and purpose-built facilities at Tilbury Football Club have been submitted to Thurrock Council.

In line with planning rules, they hope to receive a decision on the proposals this summer. Tilbury is one of the oldest football clubs in the country and the proposals seek to deliver major upgrades to its facilities, which promises to secure a bright future for the historic club.

The final scheme will deliver a new purpose-built community football stadium, with the capacity to hold 4,000 supporters, an all-weather football pitch, clubhouse, gym, multi-purpose hall and car parking for the community to enjoy. The delivery of 112 new homes on previously developed land at the club forms part of the fully costed plan to provide funding to enable the much-needed improvements.

The proposal also comes complete with sustainable drainage features, in line with Environment Agency standards, and the inclusion of bat and swift boxes to help maintain and enhance existing habitats for wildlife.

Tilbury chairman Daniel Nash commented: “We are proud of our rich history and the role we play at the heart of the community in Tilbury. This proposal presents a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to not only secure our long-term future, but go further and take the next step in our growth to continue to do the community proud.

“The proposed investment is a big open goal for the community, and we hope everyone in Thurrock can get behind the plans.”

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