Leigh on Sea News - construction

Planned highways improvement works announced for November

Two roads and four pavements across the Borough are planned for repairs and resurfacing throughout November as the council continues its £10m highways investment programme for 2021/22.

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Electric vehicle charging points in new builds proposed

All new housing and commercial developments built in Southend-on-Sea could have electric vehicle charging points, as part of a proposed new planning policy to be discussed at cabinet next week.

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Cliffs Pavilion upgrade to be discussed

Upgrades to the Cliffs Pavilion Theatre will be discussed at cabinet in the hopes of keeping the venue’s spot as one of the top ten regional theatres in the country.

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Council seeks views of local people on best approach for new Southend Local Plan

The council is preparing a new Local Plan to help guide future growth and development in the Borough over the next 20 years and is seeking views of local people on the best approach to take in how best to plan for future development needs across Southend-on-Sea.

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Cabinet to review conservation area appraisals

Seven of Southend’s 14 conservation areas could adopt updated conservation area appraisals to enhance the council’s ability to protect these much-loved areas, subject to Cabinet approval.

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Work to strengthen Southend Pier starts ahead of building work

Keen-eyed residents will have spotted machinery being moved by barge to the end of Southend-on-Sea Pier so supports can be put in place ahead of a new public toilet block being built.

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