Southend Central Area Action Plan (SCAAP) Preferred Approach 2015

Representation ID: 2391

Received: 12/02/2016

Respondent: Procuresure Consulting

Representation Summary:

People come to the sea side to sit on the beach so create more sand beaches. Yes there are small stretches that have been rejuvenated, however a lot more of the water front and shoreline need to be more accessible and enlarged, with the spits rebuilt and sand infilled to create beaches the length of the seafront; yes there are natural sites of interest and beach expansion can still happen if managed correctly. Reclaimed beaches across the world are the main success of any area. Example being the new beaches in Gibraltar which were introduced with sheltered sea walls has been the main success of those areas. The beach rather than the seafront road is the most important part of Southend when it comes to attracting tourism and local well-being and fitness.