Southend Central Area Action Plan (SCAAP) Preferred Approach 2015

Representation ID: 1995

Received: 22/01/2016

Respondent: Burges Estate Residents Association

Representation Summary:

Maintaining a prosperous retail centre begs the question as to how prosperity is measured. Does the retail turnover statistics for the centre show a level of prosperity that is considered adequate since the policy options seek only to maintain the current prosperity not improve or enhance it? Anecdotal evidence suggests otherwise with vast sums of disposable income from Southend residents increasingly spent at Bluewater, Lakeside, Westfield and even Chelmsford as Southend has slowly declined with many poor quality, here today gone tomorrow, shops.