Southend Central Area Action Plan (SCAAP) Preferred Approach 2015

Representation ID: 1981

Received: 22/04/2016

Respondent: Milton Conservation Society

Representation Summary:

Town centre planning in Southend (as in many other towns it has to be acknowledged) has been little short of disastrous since the war with only odd examples of good buildings. The last people to build to a consistently high quality were the Edwardians, saying very little for modern town planning. If we can adopt the right, aggregated approach with genuinely good quality architecture we might start again to build a long term high quality, human town centre where the best retailers want to participate, mixed uses can succeed and the town might earn the thriving city status it so wants.