|Introduction||The Council's Preferred Option||Negative Impact on Shoebury Common||Alternative schemes that would have little or no impact on Shoebury Common||Shoebury Common, Our Legacy||The Risk of Flooding from the Sea|
|The Council's Alternative Option||The BERA Scheme||Raising the Promenade|
Planning Application made to Southend on Sea Borough Council
|Details:||Click here to access details on Southend on Sea Borough Council Website|
|Address:||Sea Wall At Thorpe Esplanade And Shoebury Common Road Shoeburyness|
|Proposal:||Raise sea wall between Coastguard Station to East and Shoebury Common (Thorpe Esplanade) to West, earth raising to form embankments with associated access ramps, landscaping and associated works|
|Expiry Date for Standard Consultations:||20th March 2014|
Saturday, 25th January 2014
|Preliminary drawing for Seawall/Embankment scheme revealed.|
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Monday, 6th January 2014
|J 2014_01_08.Shifting Shingle - Shoebury Common Beach|
Temporary repairs to Garrison seawall completed.
However, on Shoebury Common Beach, Council contractors start moving shingle from west to east, despite the shingle being lower at the western end. Contractors told they could be making a mistake but nevertheless continue. It is not until later in the day, after a 'phone call from Peter Lovett to Southend Council, that contractors start moving the shingle back again. Redistributing shingle, east to west, continues all week on Shoebury Common Beach and then the contractors change location to continue work on Thorpe Bay Beach. On Thorpe Bay Beach, the sand is moved from west to east.
Friday, 3rd January 2014
Environment Agency warnings as high winds and spring tides expected to bring flooding. West coast of Wales badly affected. Large stretches of Southend seafront closed as waves crash over the seawall. Between Chalkwell Avenue and Southend Pier the road was flooded. Spectacular scenes, but the seawall along Shoebury Common was not breached, no overtopping occurred here except by spray. There was no flooding on Shoebury Common itself and the road was not affected when the tide was at its highest, 2pm. It was closed the following day because the sea valve in the groyne, which had been reported as faulty many times before, finally broke under the pressure.
Wednesday, 1st January 2014
Garrison seawall damaged by storms
Monday, 16th December 2013
Public Debate Meeting arranged by Friends of Shoebury Common. Invitation to attend declined by Council officers and local Councillors. Despite this, more than 100 opposed to the Council's proposal gathered to discuss further action.
Wednesday, 12th December 2013
Full Council Meeting: Option A, the Council's preferred option, approved, Council officers directed to go ahead and make application to Environment Agency for funding, also to draw up formal plans. This decision is made by the Tory-led Council despite overwhelming local opposition to the scheme.
Sunday, 9th December 2013
Demonstration on Shoebury Common when more than 200 people gathered to show their opposition to the Council's seawall/embankment scheme
Friday, 6th December 2013
Environment Agency issue severe flood warnings for the East Coast of England, most serious coastal tide surge for 60 years expected. Areas around Norfolk and Suffolk were badly affected and the Thames Barrier raised, but there was no flooding along Shoebury Common frontage
Monday, 25th November 2013
Place Scrutiny Committee Meeting: Preferred option approved. More figures produced showing that the estimated cost over a 30 year period for the preferred option amounts to £15,275,371. This figure is in the region of £2 million pounds more than the estimated costs for the Council's Options B and C.
Tuesday, 5th November 2013
Cabinet Meeting: Cabinet approved the preferred option
Wednesday, 16th October 2013
Place Scrutiny Committee Meeting, Southend on Sea Borough Council: Council's preferred option approved by Tory-led Committee. Council's own report shows estimated costs over 15 years to total, £7,252,000. Report also reveals that Garrison Developments LLP are offering £970,000 towards the scheme dependent on planning consent.
Friday, 4th October 2013
Under the heading, "Seawall To Go Ahead", Echo Newspapers break the news saying,"Southend Council looks set to ignore 80% of residents and push ahead the controversial plans for the two metre high seawall across Shoebury Common"
Thursday, 19th September 2013
Exhibition by Garrison Developments LLP revealing plans for a development on the site of the Old Gunners' Park, an area of some 9.62 hectares, to include between 170 and 180, 2-4 bedroomed houses and some commercial / light industrial usage.
23rd April 2013
Southend Echo, April 23rd 2013
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