SHOEBURY MATTERS – 23.08.2020

SHOEBURY MATTERS – 23.08.2020

 

Have your say – Southend-on-Sea Borough Council directly manages many thousands of trees growing along its roads, in its parks and gardens and woodlands. Trees are an essential part of the environment and vital to healthy urban living. At a time of growing awareness of global climate change, trees and the care of trees is more important than ever. The council has been committed to the responsible management of the borough’s trees and has been planting trees in the town since the start of the 20th century. We want to hear your views and ideas about how we can shape our Tree Strategy. We advise you have a look at the document before taking the survey.- https://yoursay.southend.gov.uk/tree-policy-consultation

 

Back to school – A campaign to reassure parents about children going back to school in September has been launched by Southend-on-Sea Borough Council. Most children haven’t been inside a classroom since March due to the Coronavirus pandemic, so the campaign has been designed to remind parents and students what they have missed about school. School leaders requested and helped develop the campaign through the group set up to coordinate the safe return of Southend schools in line with Government guidance. Each school has carried out their own risk assessment and developed their own individual plans for the return to school in September. However there are some similarities: the creation of bubbles/’ clean hands/ clean environment/ social distancing.

For more information, visit ‘Return to School on the Southend.gov.uk website

Southend United Community & Educational Trust (SUCET) is proud to be part of a major new nationwide programme to tackle loneliness among older people, known as Tackling Loneliness Together. A recent study from the Office National Statistics (ONS) showed that 2.6 million adults reported that they felt lonely ”often” or ”always” whilst 7.4 million adults reported their well-being had been affected through them having felt lonely in the past seven days. Since lockdown, staff from the SUCET team have been in regular contact with members of the charity’s Senior Shrimpers and Walking Football programmes, checking in via phone calls and Facebook messaging as well as sending letters in the post to provide reassurance and offer extra support during such a challenging time. There are plans to work alongside Southend United to develop a ‘buddy system’, enabling more older people to attend matches in a supported fashion, as well as arrange socially distanced cafe meetups at Roots Hall whereby people can get together face-to-face and have a chat to help reduce social isolation.

If you, a friend, family member or neighbour would like to benefit from this new programme, please contact April Smith or give us a call on 01702 341351.

 

Planning applications week ending 21.08.2020

FELL TO LOW STUMP ONE SUPPRESSED SYCAMORE TREE ADJACENT TO SOUTHBOUNDARY (T6), CROWN LIFT TO 7M, REDUCE CROWN WIDTH BY 3-3.5M, THIN TO 20% AND REMOVE DEADWOOD TO ONE TURKEY OAK (T1), REDUCE CROWN BY 2- 2.5M AND SHAPE, REMOVE BASAL AND EPICORMIC GROWTH AND CROWN RAISE LOW CANOPY BY 5M TO TWO HORSE CHESTNUT TREES (T2, T3), CROWN LIFT LOW CANOPY OVER ROAD TO 4M, REDUCE ENCROACHMENT OVER SOUTH BOUNDARY BY 1.5-2.5M, REMOVE DEADWOOD OVER 40MM AND REDUCE BY 2M TO TWO SYCAMORE TREES (T4, T5) (WORKS TO TREES IN A CONSERVATION AREA) – THE PAVILIONS MAGAZINE ROAD SHOEBURYNESS

APPLICATION TO VARY CONDITIONS 02 (APPROVED PLANS) AND 03 (DETAILS OF MATERIALS) – REPLACE EXISTING TIMBER ENTRANCE DOUBLE DOORS WITH GLAZED ALUMINIUM SLIDING DOORS WITH COLOUR AND PROFILE TO MATCH EXISTING AND INSTALL SQUARE WEATHER LOUVRES TO EXTRACT OUTLETS – (MINOR MATERIAL AMENDMENT TO PLANNING PERMISSION 16/01264/FUL DATED 08/06/2018 CARRIAGE AND WAGON SHED WARRIOR SQUARE ROAD

REPLACE EXISTING TIMBER ENTRANCE DOUBLE DOORS WITH GLAZED ALUMINIUM SLIDING DOORS WITH COLOUR AND PROFILE TO MATCH EXISTING AND INSTALL SQUARE WEATHER LOUVRES TO EXTRACT OUTLET (LISTED BUILDING CONSENT) – CARRIAGE AND WAGON SHED WARRIOR SQUARE ROAD SHOEBURYNESS

ERECT SINGLE STOREY REAR EXTENSION AND FIRST FLOOR SIDE EXTENSION, EXTEND AND ALTER FRONT ELEVATION AND CONVERT EXISTING GARAGE TO HABITABLE ACCOMMODATION 116 MAPLIN WAY

DORMER WITH JULIET BALCONY TO REAR AND CONVERT LOFT IN TO HABITABLE ACCOMMODATION, INSTALL ROOFLIGHTS TO FRONT ELEVATION (LAWFUL DEVELOPMENT CERTIFICATE – PROPOSED) 2 LODWICK

GUNNERS PARK FULL PLANNING APPLICATION

ERECT UP TO 250 RESIDENTIAL UNITS (USE CLASS C3), PROVISION OF A NEW HEALTH CENTRE UP TO 1000SQM (USE CLASS D1), UP TO 400SQM OF RETAIL FLOORSPACE (USE CLASS A1-A3), LAND RAISING, ALL ASSOCIATED CAR PARKING, NEW FOOT AND CYCLE PATHS, PUBLIC OPEN SPACE, LANDSCAPING AND ANCILLARY WORKS AND INFRASTRUCTURE, INSTALL VEHICULAR ACCESS OFF BARGE PIER ROAD, NEW GARRISON ROAD AND MAGAZINE ROAD (OUTLINE APPLICATION) LAND BETWEEN BARGE PIER ROAD AND NESS ROAD

From Peter Lovett –

I suppose it is no surprise they have decided to submit full planning at this time with over 3,658 pages of documents to read and no chance of a public scrutiny meeting. This is your last chance to submit your feelings and if you do want to see all the documents, then go onto the Southend Planning portal and insert 20/01227/OUTM. Click on “Documents” and you will see all the information. Meanwhile I will read as much as I can & post a summary with our main concerns. We have had many media reports recently where hundreds of homes have been flooded and there is the Council denying any responsibility and blaming the water companies, river authorities & sewage works for the flooding. Surely it is common sense when we see our heavy storm water drain covers lifted 2 foot into the air with pressure, it is a sensible conclusion to say the drains are too small and with the pressure involved, it will clear any debris inside. If the stories relating to global warming are correct and we have a month’s normal rainfall in 2 hours then god help us.