Multi-storey car park given green light

Published Friday, 4th August 2017

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Our Development Control Committee has given permission for the Council to demolish an ageing car park on Victoria Avenue and build a new multi-storey car park with more spaces in its place.

The new car park, next to the Beecroft Gallery, will be offering 331 spaces in total for Council staff, residents and visitors, including 13 dedicated disabled spaces

Cllr Tony Cox, Executive Councillor for Transport, Waste & Regulatory Services, welcomed the committee’s decision.

He said: “The current car park behind the Beecroft Gallery is ageing and would require significant amounts of money to repair.

“Instead, we have decided to invest in replacing it with a larger, more attractive one that will better serve this central part of town that is seeing significant regeneration and development. Many staff working at the nearby Civic Centre currently use this car park and this is set to increase if plans to develop part of another staff car park behind the Civic Centre go ahead. This new car park will re-provide any displaced spaces for Council staff while still increasing the number of public spaces available, especially during weekends and evenings when far fewer Council staff are in the office and when visitor demand is at its highest.”

The planning application and designs can be found under item 11 on the following link: http://democracy.southend.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?CId=135&MId=2555