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Southend-on-Sea Borough Council is preparing a New Local Plan. This issues and options consultation document sets out 12 overarching issues that face Southend in the future along with possible options for addressing these.

There will be a series of consultations that gives everyone the opportunity to express their views on what the new local plan should say about the future development of Southend. Once completed the local plan will identify land for housing, jobs, local services and supporting infrastructure to meet the needs of the Borough, and set out planning policies to manage new development for the next 20 years.

Data Protection Act 2018 & General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council will handle and process any personal data collected in accordance with applicable data protection laws and regulations including the GDPR and the Data Protection Act (2018). We will only use personal information you supply to us for the reason that you provided it for, in this instance planning policy and transport policy consultations and will only hold your information for as long as necessary to fulfil that purpose or under a legal requirement. Your information will be held by Southend-on-Sea Borough Council, we will take all steps necessary to protect your personal data from unauthorised or accidental loss. We will not share your information with any other organisation, individuals or internal departments, unless there is a legal obligation for us to do so. Where possible the data collected on this form will be anonymised* and this data may be used in reports which could be shared with other Council departments. (*Full comments along with your name and organisation form part of the Statutory Planning Register and will be available to view online, personal details of your email address, telephone number and any signatures will be removed from your comment). All employees and contractors who have access to your personal data or are associated with the handling of this data are obligated to respect your confidentiality. Once the information is no longer required for the purpose it was collected for, it will be deleted in line with the Council's Document Retention and Disposal Guidance. You can request to be removed at any time by calling 01702 215408.

See the Southend on Sea Borough Council Privacy Notice for full details

Communication preferences

Online transactions will always result in an email but we may send confirmation letters and mail shots using this method. Keeping this set to "email" helps keep the council's costs down.