A planning application (reference 20/01227/OUTM and reference 22/01602/RES) was consulted on as part of the planning process for:
- the development of 214 new homes at Shoebury Garrison, including 65 affordable homes
- the traffic movements associated with constructing the new homes
The application was agreed on the 30 November 2022 by the Development Control committee.
This was in accordance with local and national planning policy and the council’s constitution.
The planning decision is final, and the period for legal review has ended. This application followed the granting of planning permission for 172 homes in 2016.
The application predicts that the number of traffic movements will increase from 550 an hour to 562 an hour during construction. The extra vehicles are expected to be 6 large lorries transporting soil to the site. They will then leave the site empty. The route approved for this consists of primary roads within the City. These roads are part of what is known as the wider strategic network.
The roads include;
- the A127
- Priory Crescent (A1159)
- Eastern Avenue (A1159)
- Royal Artillery Way (A1159)
- Thorpe Hall Avenue (dual carriageway) and
- Thorpe Esplanade (B1016)
The proposal did not require a Traffic Impact Assessment. This is because the route forms part of the wider strategic road network in the City.
This network is expected to accommodate all types of vehicle traffic such as:
Councillors discussed a motion relating to the potential highways impacts of this development at Full Council on 2 March 2023.
The action was brought forward by the Southend Conservative group. Councillors voted to support the motion. This can be viewed on our democracy website.
This motion will now be considered by the council’s cabinet.