Policy CS3: The Waterfront

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

Representation ID: 2607

Received: 16/12/2016

Respondent: Environment Agency

Representation Summary:

We support part 2 of this policy, which seeks to protect biodiversity and flood risk interests.



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

Representation ID: 2877

Received: 14/12/2016

Respondent: Natural England

Legally compliant? Not specified

Sound? No

Representation Summary:

Natural England draws your attention to our advice on 17 October 2011: "any new or enhanced marine facilities as referred to in point 1.b may potentially need to be restricted to seasonal usage if [there will be no unacceptable impact upon navigation, biodiversity, flood risk or the special character and designations]". The seasonal restriction relates to avoidance of potential impacts on the interest features of Benfleet and Southend Marshes Special Protection Area / Ramsar 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: