Southend Central Area Action Plan (SCAAP) Preferred Approach 2015

Representation ID: 2179

Received: 15/02/2016

Respondent: Southend BID

Representation Summary:

Many of our High Streets have been shaped by their past, however they are now trapped in their current configurations and often in poor shape to face the future. In relation to Southend on Sea, this is certainly the case. The High Street in particular has a linearity with no social space for congregation, interaction and the alternative commercial uses that would reactivate these spaces such as cafes, coffee shops, office space and importantly a high intensification of residential uses both at ground level and above. The SCAAP and the Stockvale Group recognise that the High Street in particular requires a restructuring on a significant scale.