Southend Central Area Action Plan (SCAAP) Preferred Approach 2015

Representation ID: 2385

Received: 12/02/2016

Respondent: Procuresure Consulting

Representation Summary:

The city centre lacks large retailers such as John Lewis etc and the shopping centres are outdated and house little of use to the population. Smaller retailers should be housed in the more traditional road side areas as opposed to shopping centres. A regular farmers market should be promoted further in the pedestrian centre and local Essex produce promoted. This should run over the weekend to allow workers to take advantage of this useful and enhancing function. Chelmsford has a new John Lewis and a thriving farmers market and the town centre is better for it.