Development Management Document - Adopted July 2015

Appendix 2: Southend-on-Sea Core Strategy – Objectives

Objective Reference

Core Strategy Objectives


Deliver employment led regeneration, wealth creation and growth across Essex Thames Gateway sub-region.


Secure the regeneration of Southend as a cultural and intellectual hub and a centre of education excellence.


Create and maintain a balance between employment and housing growth in the future.


Secure sustainable regeneration and growth focused on the urban area.


Provide for not less than 13,000 net additional jobs in the period 2001 to 2021 within Southend.


Provide for 6,500 net additional dwellings in the period 2001 to 2021 within Southend.


Target future dwelling provision to meet the needs of local people including the provision of affordable housing.


Secure a thriving, vibrant and attractive town centre and network of district and local centres.


Secure a 'step change' in the provision of transport infrastructure as an essential concomitant to new development.


Maximise the effectiveness and integration of key transport corridors and interchanges as a principal focus for development in the urban area.


Secure the regeneration of London Southend Airport to enable it to reach its potential to function as a local regional airport providing for significant new employment opportunities and improved surface access subject to environmental safeguards.


Secure the sustainable use of the River Thames and its Estuary as an asset for transport, leisure and business.


Secure the social and physical infrastructure related to improving the health, education, lifelong learning and well-being of all sectors of the community.


Deliver high quality, well designed and attractive urban and natural environments which are safe, people friendly and distinctive, and which respect and enhance existing character and local amenity.


Secure effective and efficient sustainable development which prevents or minimises local contributions to, and the impact of, climate change, flood risk and the depletion of non-renewable resources, including the application of sustainable construction and operation in all development through the prudent use of natural resources, energy efficiency and low carbon emissions, and the maximum use of renewable and recycled resources.


Regenerate and bring back into productive and beneficial long-term use, including where appropriate use for biodiversity or other natural resource value, land which is contaminated or otherwise degraded.


Contribute to the creation of a 'Green Grid' of high quality, linked and publicly accessible open spaces and landscapes across the sub-region.


Secure delivery of strategic objectives through all relevant delivery bodies and their strategies.

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