Southend Central Area Action Plan (SCAAP) - Revised Proposed Submission 2016

Representation ID: 2648

Received: 15/12/2016

Respondent: Valad Europe Ltd

Agent: Indigo Planning

Representation Summary:

Valad Europe support the proposed allocation of Proposed Opportunities Site (CS1.2: Seaways) on the basis that it proposes a mix of uses that will help to bolster the town centre economy and encourage linked trips. The delivery of this site and the proposed uses is an important part of ensuring the vitality and viability of the SCAAP area and is supported. However, the Council must actively resist developments that would undermine this policy and what it seeks to achieve for the town centre. As noted in our previous representations, the Council should consider whether the inclusion of retail at this site would further benefit the town centre, with the success of the development and the subsequent beneficial spinoff effects being largely down to how well the site links with the town centre.