Southend Central Area Action Plan (SCAAP) Preferred Approach 2015
Representation ID: 2321
Respondent: A Bowhill
Objective 1 - Currently the High Street is run-down. This is partly due to the recession (2008-2014) but more fundamentally to the restricted hinterland of The Centre which only has two main sides. This means that the shopping draw is limited as testified by the growing number of vacancies.
Thus a wider range of uses in the High Street providing diversity and assisting viability and vitality is to be welcomed. I, therefore support Objective 1 with its emphasis on "a wider range of...." which would help to increase the draw of the shopping centre.