Southend Central Area Action Plan (SCAAP) - Revised Proposed Submission 2016
Representation ID: 2863
Respondent: Stockvale Group
Agent: Stockvale Group
Legally compliant? Yes
We are surprised that, given the serious issues raised in the Car Parking Study (CPS), undertaken by Steer Davis Gleave (which are more accurately summarised in the RPS Technical Note attached to these representations), there is no mention of car parking in the Aims. The resolution of a longstanding and worsening problem, that is having a serious impact on seafront traders, is something that should be identified up front.
RPS has prepared the following representations to Southend Borough Council's Southend Central Area Action Plan (SCAAP), Revised Proposed Submission Version (November 2016) The following Headings represent Paragraphs or Policies contained within the SCAAP. These representations should be read in conjunction with the accompanying completed Representations Forms.
Our client operates the largest and most successful tourism businesses in Southend (The StockvaleGroup is the owner and operator of: Adventure Island theme park; Sealife Adventure; Three Shells beach café; Pavilion Fish and Chips; Feelgoods Pizza Pasta Restaurant; Sands Bistro restaurant; Adventure Inside and Radio Essex). We would like an opportunity to explain our client's business aspirations and explain why the policies in the Plan will not provide a firm basis for the growth of tourism in Southend, and indeed will have the opposite effect on tourism businesses to the objectives set out at the start of the SCAAP. It is very important to our client that the Inspector understands the consequences of adopting the SCAAP as currently drafted.