Southend-on-Sea Borough Council is consulting on the Southend-on-Sea Shoreline Strategy. This will outline Southend-on-Sea Borough Council’s proposed approach to managing the risk of tidal flooding and the erosion of our shoreline over the next 100 years. Sea levels are set to rise over the next hundred years, increasing risk of flooding and coastal erosion.
The Council has a duty to protect local people and properties by managing these risks effectively. At the same time, it has a responsibility to protect the environment and the unique habitats along our shoreline and consider the impact that building sea defences may have on these. We cannot eliminate these risks of flooding and erosion entirely. However, we can reduce their impact by working with others and preparing for them. We are developing the Shoreline Strategy with other organisations that share an interest in our coastline. These include Natural England and the Environment Agency. But we also want interested local residents, businesses and community groups to help shape the Shoreline Strategy so that the approach we adopt is widely understood and jointly supported.
The council are asking for views about the five Key areas and the options shortlisted:
With comments invited during an eight-week period from 21stAugust to 13th October 2017. All comments must be received by 17:00 on Friday 13th October 2017.
How to Respond
In line with e-government policy, we encourage you to respond to the consultation online via: www.southend.gov.uk/shoreline.
Alternatively, response forms can be downloaded from the website www.southend.gov.uk/shoreline or paper response forms can be sent out on request or collected from Southend Council Offices. Completed response forms should be sent to:
If you have any queries relating to the consultation or want advice on how to respond, please contact the Performance Team on 01702 215408 during office hours Monday-Friday, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
All responses will be publicly available and cannot be treated as confidential, although address, telephone and email details will not be published.
Public ‘drop in’ sessions have been arranged at the following locations
Saturday 9th September – 10am – 3pm
Leigh Town Community Centre - 73 Elm Road, Leigh on Sea, SS9
Monday 11th September - 3pm – 9pm
The Forum – Elmer Square, Elmer Approach, Southend SS1 1NE
Tuesday 12th September – 10am – 5pm
Thorpe Bay Yacht Club, 115 Thorpe Bay Gardens, Southend SS1 3NW
For paper copies of the options and this questionnaire and details of consultation events please email email@example.com