Southend Central Area Action Plan (SCAAP) - February 2018

Appendix 1: Southend Core Strategy Policies

Core Strategy Policy KP1: Spatial Strategy

Sets out the spatial strategy for the Borough; the primary focus of regeneration and growth will be the Town Centre and Central Area, including the seafront.

Core Strategy Policy KP2: Development Principles

Sets out the ways in which new development in the Borough, including transport infrastructure, should contribute to economic, social, physical and environmental regeneration in a sustainable way, and to the regeneration of Southend's primary role within the Thames Gateway as a cultural and intellectual hub and higher education centre of excellence.

Core Strategy Policy KP3: Implementation and Resources

Makes provision for the preparation of Area Action Plans and Supplementary Planning Documents to help deliver the provisions of the Core Strategy, ensuring that development of an appropriate scale, mix and quality is brought forward in key areas of opportunity and change including the town centre and seafront.

Core Strategy Policy CP1: Employment Generating


Makes provision for an additional 6,500 jobs within the Town Centre and Central Area during the plan period 2001-2021.

Core Strategy Policy CP2: Town Centre and Retail Development

Promotes the development of the Town Centre, which will remain the first preference for all forms of retail development and other Town Centre uses. The Town Centre is afforded sequential preference for additional comparison and convenience floorspace.

Core Strategy Policy CP3: Transport and Accessibility

Seeks improvements to transport infrastructure and services by widening travel choice, and providing for high quality transport interchanges at Southend Victoria, Southend Central and Southend Travel Centre.

Core Strategy Policy CP4: The Environment and Urban Renaissance

Promotes sustainable development of the highest quality and innovation and excellence in design, recognising good quality urban design as a catalyst for regeneration and urban renaissance.

Core Strategy Policy CP5: Minerals and Soils Resources

Sets out the standards the Borough Council will require regarding the sustainable use of soil and mineral resources.

Core Strategy Policy CP6: Community Infrastructure

Supports improvements to existing, and the provision of new, facilities to support the needs of education, skills and lifelong learning strategies, including the Town Centre's higher education/university campus. Seeks to safeguard existing and provide for new leisure, cultural, recreation and community facilities.

Core Strategy Policy CP7: Sport, Recreation and Green


Promotes proposals that contribute to sports, recreation and green space facilities within the Borough for the benefit of local residents and visitors.

Core Strategy Policy CP8: Dwelling Provision

Makes provision for 2,000 net additional dwelling within the Town Centre and Central Area.

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