Southend Central Area Action Plan (SCAAP) Preferred Approach 2015

Representation ID: 2302

Received: 15/02/2016

Respondent: Indigo Planning

Agent: Royals Shopping Centre

Representation Summary:

Policy DS1 seeks to ensure that new retail development is well integrated and closely linked with the Town Centre Primary Shopping Frontage and that proposals for retail development inside or outside the Primary Shopping Area will be determined in accordance with Core Strategy Policy CP2 (relating to Town Centre and Retail Development). The policy should be amended to state that any out of centre retail will be determined in accordance with the NPPF and Policy CP2 of the Core Strategy (in so far as it conforms with the NPPF). Policy CP2 was drafted before the publication of the NPPF and is out of date in some respects, referring to the needs test, for example.