Southend 2050

Opportunity and Prosperity

Opporttunity and Prosperity

By the year 2050 how does our borough, Southend-on-Sea, look and feel?

Its residents benefit from being close to London.

They have so many options to build a career or grow a business locally. We are so much more than a commuting town.

Affordability and accessibility have made Southend popular with start-ups. This gives us the edge in developing our tech and creative sectors. Whilst also helping to keep large, established employers investing in the borough.

People here feel:

  • valued
  • nurtured
  • invested in

This means that they have a love of learning, a sense of curiosity and are ready for school, employment and the bright and varied life opportunities ahead of them.

Outcomes - In five years' time:

  • The Local Plan is setting an exciting planning framework for the Borough
  • we have a fast-evolving, re-imagined and thriving town centre, with an inviting mix of shops, homes, culture and leisure opportunities
  • our children are school and life ready and young people are ready for further education, training or employment
  • key regeneration schemes, such as Queensway, seafront developments and the Airport Business Park are underway and bringing prosperity and job opportunities to the Borough
  • Southend is a place that is renowned for its creative industries, where new businesses thrive and where established employers and others invest for the long term
  • Southend provides fulfilling careers for our residents, and enough job roles to match the needs of the population
  • Southend businesses feel supported to respond to economic shock; adapt to evolving global markets; and, have the tools to preserve their businesses by responding effectively and positively to change

Southend 2050 Roadmap

Southend - Our Shared Ambition document

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