Southend Central Area Action Plan (SCAAP) Preferred Approach 2015

Representation ID: 2381

Received: 12/02/2016

Respondent: Procuresure Consulting

Representation Summary:

Southend-On-Sea central area should make use of more student halls as opposed to multiple occupancy private landlord ran accommodation. The multiple occupancy student accommodation in residential areas has been studied elsewhere and is proven to bring down the area in which it is situated. Students living in residential areas do not do anything for that area. Students should be accommodated in halls which should be funded by the university. The current university halls are a complete eye sore and do nothing to enhance the local area. This architectural design is not sensitive to the culture in Southend and not built to last. Private landlords should be strictly controlled and forced to maintain properties to a high standard, which is currently not happening.