Leader of Southend Council John Lamb, has described mission document Southend 2015 as his “pride and joy” and is excited for his plan to be personified. The proposal has just been endorsed by the Cabinet and as a result the first projects have begun.
The council is planning a programme of building affordable homes and campaigns for major road and rail projects. Improvements to the Kent Elms junction are expected to be completed next year while along the A127 is estimated to be completed by 2021.
Fibre internet connections will be made available to every home and business by 2022 which will really help to boost start up companies and businesses moving to London’s suburbs in order to reduce costs.
By 2023 there are expected openings of new lower Thames crossing at Tilbury and opening of a business park at South End. Additionally, by 2025 Crossrail’s Elizabeth line will be extended to Southend and both the Queensway regeneration projectand a new relief road to Shoebury will be finished.
However, some of the short term plans include building a new art studio in Westcliff and improve schools so all are rated by Ofsted as either good or outstanding.
Councillor Lamb stated: “The work is really getting underway now. This is our future, our towns future, the future of all out young people and of the businesses that we are trying to develop and encourage.“
For us here at Southend Airport Business Park we are excited about the prospect of the ‘Next Generation’ plan and the prosperity it will bring to businesses and residents alike. With the local council and government giving Southend a vote of confidents for a regeneration and improvement programme we believe there has never been a better time to move your business to the suburbs while still being a stones throw away from the capital.
So get in contact to find out more about how your business could fit into Southend’s most significant project of its kind in modern times.