Consultation on Queensway regeneration opens tomorrow

Published Tuesday, 7th November 2017

Picture of Better Queensway logo

Public consultation on proposals for regenerating the Queensway area in central Southend-on-Sea opens tomorrow, with members of the local community invited to have their say.

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council is developing proposals to regenerate the Queensway area, creating a new residential-led development made up of high quality housing, commercial space, improved public areas and a new road network.

The Better Queensway scheme, that is aimed at making life better for both existing and new residents, will transform the site into a vibrant and mixed new community of around 1,300 new homes, which will include a minimum of 441 affordable homes alongside a range of other housing options.

The proposals will also include making changes to the road network that will benefit transport and access in the area with the aim of reconnecting communities separated by the Queensway road and improving access to the town centre, sea front, jobs and shops, helping to boost the local economy.

More details on the proposals will be unveiled at the public consultation starting tomorrow, including two public exhibitions where Southend-on-Sea Borough Council welcomes the community to drop in, meet the project team and give feedback. The exhibitions will be held on:

  • Wednesday 8th November 2017 – drop-in any time between 2pm and 8pm in the Deeping Meeting Room, The Forum Southend, Elmer Square, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, SS1 1NS;
  • Thursday 16th November 2017 - drop-in any time between 2pm and 8pm in the Deeping Meeting Room, The Forum Southend, Elmer Square, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, SS1 1NS.

Cllr Ann Holland, Executive Councillor for Culture, Tourism and the Economy, said: “Better Queensway is the biggest, most ambitious regeneration project in the local area and that’s why we are committed to involving the community of Southend-on-Sea at this early stage. We want to hear what people think of the initial proposals before we seek a development partner next year and further develop the plans. We hope you can join us at our public exhibitions to have your say.”

For more information, visit www.betterqueensway.co.uk