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Castle Point Borough Council

Castle Point Borough Council recognises the value and contribution of our business community to our Borough.  We are keen to support both new and existing businesses in the area with a view to increasing employment opportunities and general prosperity in the Borough.  Our main business support activities relate to land and planning matters, sourcing new funding opportunities and advocacy.  We also signpost business enquiries to the BEST Growth Hub.  We principally work on key regeneration projects and are closely networked to numerous local partners covering business support, education and social services.  Castle Point also hosts business networking events throughout the year; including the Council hosted Castle Point Business Forum.

Overview of the area

The Borough of Castle Point, situated on the coastline of south-east Essex on the northern side of the Thames estuary, has an area of approximately 17 square miles, a population of 86,000 people and approximately 3000 businesses.

Just 40 minutes from central London, Castle Point boasts excellent road, rail, sea and air links, blended with large areas of natural open space, woodlands, salt marshes, ponds, heath land and hills. As a result Castle Point is an excellent place both to live and to do business.

The area has a rich history and an ambitious future, poised for continued growth through its role at the heart of the Thames Gateway South Essex.  Substantial investment has already yielded significant change and success in delivering new strategic road infrastructure as well as modern education and leisure facilities.

Providing the foundation for business success is The Castle Point Regeneration Partnership, a network of individuals and organisations committed to the future prosperity of the Borough. It continues to work to identify, develop and deliver high quality regeneration projects which respond to the Borough’s challenges and opportunities. A number of these regeneration projects have already been completed and others continue to progress.  The projects include town centre regeneration, new road infrastructure, new top-class education facilities and investment in our industrial areas.

For more info, please check out the business section of our website at: www.castlepoint.gov.uk or contact us on 01268 882345 or business@castlepoint.gov.uk