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

Representation ID: 2869

Received: 14/12/2016

Respondent: Natural England

Legally compliant? Not specified

Sound? No

Representation Summary:

However within Policy CS1 there are the following matters which we raise as unsound:
1. We note that the Policy states "restricting development south of the sea wall" which we view does not provide sufficient protection for the international, European and national designated sites in accordance with paragraph 118 of the NPPF.

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: