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

Representation ID: 2868

Received: 14/12/2016

Respondent: Natural England

Representation Summary:

Natural England support the statement in point 1.i.i.ii "safeguard, and where appropriate, enhance the biodiversity of the foreshore and respect the European designations". We welcome the recognition of the environmental importance of the foreshore as reflected in point 1.a. "an assessment of the scale, character, location and impact of the proposal on existing facilities and environmental designations, including protected green space". We also support point 3c c. regarding the "integration of the open spaces of the seafront and foreshore with the 'green grid' to create a series of linked, functional green spaces" in order to relieve recreational pressure on designated sites.

Full text:

Thank you for your consultation on the above which was received by Natural England on 03 November 2016.
Natural England is a non-departmental public body. Our statutory purpose is to ensure that the natural environment is conserved, enhanced, and managed for the benefit of present and future generations, thereby contributing to sustainable development.
We responded on 11 July 2011 on the Draft Southend Central Area Action Plan and associated HRA Screening Report (our ref 27040) and supplied comments online to the Central Area Action Plan - Proposed Submission on 17 October 2011 (our ref 33069). We also responded on 26 January 2016 on the Preferred Approach Option 2015 (our ref 176229).
While you have provided a Representation Form, we are providing comments below in the same format as that form in order to expedite this response: