Southend Local Plan Conversation 2021

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New  Local Plan - Planning for Growth and Change

The Local Plan is one of the Council’s most important documents as it sets out how the area should be developed in the future.

Local Plans are the key documents through which local planning authorities can set out a vision and framework for the future development of the area, engaging with their communities in doing so. Local Plans address needs and opportunities in relation to housing, the local economy, community facilities and infrastructure. They should safeguard the natural environment, enable adaptation to climate change and help secure high quality accessible design. The Local Plan provides a degree of certainty for communities, businesses and investors on future development proposals, and a framework for guiding decisions on individual planning applications.

Stage 2 - Refining the Plan

To comment on the consultation please visit Southend-on-Sea New Local Plan once you have registered/logged in you can comment on all elements of the plan.

Please email planningpolicy@southend.gov.uk

  • if you have any questions about this consultation
  • if you need any assistance in completing the survey
  • if you would like to receive an alternative version of the survey e.g. paper, or to feedback in another way.
  • if you would like to submit a site to be considered as part of the Local Plan process please see Call for Sites

In parallel to the Local Plan consultation we are interested in your views as part of this 'Big Debate' with four separate surveys (below) on what action the Council should be taking within its Local Plan to protect and enhance the natural environment and to adapt to and mitigate climate change.

  1. Planning for Climate Change and the Environment
  2. Planning for Economic Growth
  3. Planning For New Homes
  4. Planning for Transport and Infrastructure

Comments and views made at this stage will help shape a Preferred Approach document which will be subject to further public consultation next year.

**Consultation closes at 5pm on 26th October 2021.**

*Please note all comments are required to be published online alongside your name. We are not able to accept anonymous comments.

To read about how the Council handles your data please visit our Privacy notice: Southend-on-Sea Borough Council Privacy Notice

The Local Plan is one of the Council’s most important documents as it sets out how the area should be developed in the future.

Local Plans are the key documents through which local planning authorities can set out a vision and framework for the future development of the area, engaging with their communities in doing so. Local Plans address needs and opportunities in relation to housing, the local economy, community facilities and infrastructure. They should safeguard the natural environment, enable adaptation to climate change and help secure high quality accessible design. The Local Plan provides a degree of certainty for communities, businesses and investors on future development proposals, and a framework for guiding decisions on individual planning applications.

Stage 2 - Refining the Plan

To comment on the consultation please visit Southend-on-Sea New Local Plan once you have registered/logged in you can comment on all elements of the plan.

Please email planningpolicy@southend.gov.uk

  • if you have any questions about this consultation
  • if you need any assistance in completing the survey
  • if you would like to receive an alternative version of the survey e.g. paper, or to feedback in another way.
  • if you would like to submit a site to be considered as part of the Local Plan process please see Call for Sites

In parallel to the Local Plan consultation we are interested in your views as part of this 'Big Debate' with four separate surveys (below) on what action the Council should be taking within its Local Plan to protect and enhance the natural environment and to adapt to and mitigate climate change.

  1. Planning for Climate Change and the Environment
  2. Planning for Economic Growth
  3. Planning For New Homes
  4. Planning for Transport and Infrastructure

Comments and views made at this stage will help shape a Preferred Approach document which will be subject to further public consultation next year.

**Consultation closes at 5pm on 26th October 2021.**

*Please note all comments are required to be published online alongside your name. We are not able to accept anonymous comments.

To read about how the Council handles your data please visit our Privacy notice: Southend-on-Sea Borough Council Privacy Notice

Questions

Anything you want to know about the New Local Plan - just ask here and we will provide a response.

Please note all questions* and answers are public and will be posted here, if you wish to ask us something that you would rather not have posted here just email one of the team in the "whos listening' section directly.

*Please note these will not be treated or included as a response to the Consultation.

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    If/when the new developments that are being proposed are accepted, especially on the new green belt north of Southend, who is responsible for designing the development? I am questioning in regards to materials, aesthetics etc of the architecture and landscape. Secondly, is this something us residents of Southend are consulted upon? I question as this is of particular interest to me and would love to get involved in contributing to my local area.

    Ryan asked 19 days ago

    Within the current stage of the Southend new Local Plan (refining the options, consultation 2021) there are no detailed policies or design codes for development of a particular site(s), the purpose of this stage of the plan is to gather further evidence and opinion on a range of key matters, potential sites and options.

    The next stage of the Plan is intended to set out a Preferred Strategy, which will include more detailed development management policies, including site specific policies, as appropriate, to help guide future development. There will be opportunity to engage again with the Plan at this next stage, and there will be a further round of public consultation where you can comment on policies/sites as appropriate. As the Local Plan progresses and we have a better understanding of the preferred approach, including proposed site allocations, there is potential for other supporting evidence to be produced to guide the design of development, such work can include masterplanning, design codes and guidance, which will also include public engagement.

    For all sites within the Borough of Southend, planning applications are considered by Southend Borough Council. As part of the planning application process, development proposals are available for public comment during a stage of public consultation – and this would provide interested parties with an opportunity to comment on detailed plans and designs, should they so wish.

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    Big ideas are good but why are our streets so filthy?

    Eva57 asked about 1 month ago

    Thank you for your question and we are pleased you like the ideas contained within the new local plan. If you provide us further information on a specific area or incident we can pass this to the department who looks after this area.  You can do this by emailing or leaving a message here.

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    How are you going to improve the A127 and A13 ??? 7000 properties could mean 14000 cars. Even if only 10% work out of town that's a lot of traffic 🤬

    Mark sladden asked 3 months ago

    Thank you for your question to the “Refining the Options” Local Plan consultation.

    The Council recognises that growth does impact on infrastructure such as transport, especially over the 20-year Local Plan period. We have commissioned a Study to look at the impact of growth on the road network. Further work will be done as we prepare the Local Plan.

    Some transport improvements are included in the Local Plan consultation document, such as constructing a new road/public transport corridor from the A127 near the Tesco superstore to the A13 at Shoeburyness via Warners Bridge. The funding for such large-scale projects is only likely if it supports the delivery of substantial new development.

    Southend Council continues to work closely with partners such as Essex County Council to examine how the A127 and A13 can be improved on a wider basis to support their role as strategic roads as well as local ones. Funding on the scale required to improve these roads is competitive, although the Council has a strong track record in drawing down funding for highway improvements.

    Transport impacts must be looked at in the round. Providing services such as shops, schools and doctors within neighbourhoods close to where people live as well as attractive routes to get there helps make it easier to walk, cycle or use public transport for each journey. Equally, the Council will be working closely with bus operators to improve services within the Borough. Digital technology can be used to manage the network more efficiently. The Council’s Local Transport Plan 4, which work is due to start on shortly, will look at all these opportunities.

    Resolving transport issues is complex but is something we are treating very seriously. Further work and more detailed proposals will be put forward as the Local Plan progresses through its next stages”.

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