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Now is YOUR CHANCE to help plan the future of Southend

September 24, 2021 12:38 PM
Originally published by Southend Liberal Democrats - Working For You

The Local Plan 2021 an Introduction from Cllr Carole MulroneyThe Council is now consulting on the latest version of Southend's Local Plan - REFINING THE OPTIONS. Although housing is one of the most crucial elements of the Plan, it also covers the need for jobs, a healthy environment, better transport and social provision.

Click to watch an introduction by Cllr Carole Mulroney, Leader of the Liberal Democrat group on Southend-on-Sea Borough Council and Cabinet Member for Environment, Culture, Tourism & Planning

2021 Local Plan Housing Issues ()

The Tories in Westminster are requiring that Southend, by 2040, provides 23,640 additional homes, calculated in accordance with their standard, country-wide, methodology. This graphic from the Plan tells the story of Southend's housing challenges. The Council is required to first look at all potential options to reach this number and then provide strong evidence if it is believed that we cannot reach it. The council is of course united in doing all it can to avoid the use of our limited Green Belt land.

Carole says "Making the Local Plan work for the Borough is an exciting opportunity. So much depends upon it, from tackling the Climate Emergency to health and social inequalities, to name but a few."

YOU CAN LOOK AT THE PLAN IN DETAIL HERE

You can HAVE YOUR SAY page-by-page starting HERE

or join the Southend Local Plan Conversation

But please ACT TODAY. The closing date for your submission is 5pm on Tuesday, 26th October 2021.

CLICK HERE to sign our petition to Protect Southend's Green Belt