How to have your say

This consultation provides a starting point for discussion in preparing a new local plan for Southend, and we would like to hear your views.

It is important to tell us what you think works well in Southend and its different places, and what you like, as well as what you think we could change. You do not need to respond to all of the suggested questions set out below, focus on what interests you, or tell us what you feel needs changing, or should stay the same.

You may like to consider the following general questions:

  • Have we identified the right issues?

  • Have we missed anything?

  • Will the information we are collecting tell us what we need to know?

  • What are your views on current policy, and the decisions it leads to (see appendix 1)?

  • What might need to change, what shouldn’t change?

We will be contacting everyone who has told us they are interested in the future planning of Southend, this includes, individuals, businesses, Leigh Town Council, interest groups and agencies.

Over the coming weeks we will be having discussions with some of these people about the issues in this consultation. If you have any questions about the consultation or would like to discuss some of the issues, please do contact us.

How to Contact Us

Please give us your views, using our online form or by downloading the questions to complete and return:

Comment online and download questions at:

You can email us at:

Or write to us at:
Business Intelligence Officer,
Performance & Business Support,
Department for Place,
Southend-on-Sea Borough Council,
PO Box 6,
Civic Centre,
Victoria Avenue,

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Please reply by Tuesday 2 April 2019 5pm

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