Shoebury heritage centre set to get go-ahead

LONG-AWAITED plans for a heritage centre in Shoebury look set to get the green light.

Planning officers at Southend Council have recommended councillors give the go-ahead to the proposals to convert the former wagon shed on the Garrison estate into an exhibition space for schoolchildren and visitors.

The move, if it is rubber-stamped today, could bring to an end an eight-year wait for the heritage centre, which was part of the original proposals for the redevelopment of the site.

Andrew Lewis, the council’s corporate director for enterprise, tourism and the environment, said: “The building currently sits empty, and it is pleasing to see this application for its retention, re-use and long-term preservation being brought forward.

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10:36am Wed 14 Nov 12

mys842 says...

I've lost all faith in Southend Council's ability to do anything correctly. It takes 8 years to get a heritage centre designed and approved yet less than a month to approve the monstrous eyesore of dumping 80 lorry loads of material a day next to a brand new primary school for the cliff stabilisation project for 2 years!
I've lost all faith in Southend Council's ability to do anything correctly. It takes 8 years to get a heritage centre designed and approved yet less than a month to approve the monstrous eyesore of dumping 80 lorry loads of material a day next to a brand new primary school for the cliff stabilisation project for 2 years! mys842

10:40am Wed 14 Nov 12

jolllyboy says...

Which school ?
Which school ? jolllyboy

10:40am Wed 14 Nov 12

jolllyboy says...

What heritage - everything is being knocked down around this area.
What heritage - everything is being knocked down around this area. jolllyboy

10:47am Wed 14 Nov 12

mys842 says...

jolllyboy wrote:
Which school ?
The new Hinguar school on the Garrison.
[quote][p][bold]jolllyboy[/bold] wrote: Which school ?[/p][/quote]The new Hinguar school on the Garrison. mys842

11:10am Wed 14 Nov 12

Shoebury_Cyclist says...

mys842 wrote:
jolllyboy wrote:
Which school ?
The new Hinguar school on the Garrison.
The new school isn't on the garrison., it's in Gunners Park. At least what used to be Gunners Park before Southend's tories allowed it to be concreted and turned into an industrial estate.
[quote][p][bold]mys842[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jolllyboy[/bold] wrote: Which school ?[/p][/quote]The new Hinguar school on the Garrison.[/p][/quote]The new school isn't on the garrison., it's in Gunners Park. At least what used to be Gunners Park before Southend's tories allowed it to be concreted and turned into an industrial estate. Shoebury_Cyclist

12:19pm Wed 14 Nov 12

mys842 says...

Shoebury_Cyclist wrote:
mys842 wrote:
jolllyboy wrote:
Which school ?
The new Hinguar school on the Garrison.
The new school isn't on the garrison., it's in Gunners Park. At least what used to be Gunners Park before Southend's tories allowed it to be concreted and turned into an industrial estate.
Does it matter where it is?! The school was built on land that is part of the council's Garrison master-plan. It's certainly not an industrial estate, it has a school and office buildings, certainly not the same class use as industry like most other parts of this town!
[quote][p][bold]Shoebury_Cyclist[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mys842[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jolllyboy[/bold] wrote: Which school ?[/p][/quote]The new Hinguar school on the Garrison.[/p][/quote]The new school isn't on the garrison., it's in Gunners Park. At least what used to be Gunners Park before Southend's tories allowed it to be concreted and turned into an industrial estate.[/p][/quote]Does it matter where it is?! The school was built on land that is part of the council's Garrison master-plan. It's certainly not an industrial estate, it has a school and office buildings, certainly not the same class use as industry like most other parts of this town! mys842

12:40pm Wed 14 Nov 12

Shoebury_Cyclist says...

mys842 wrote:
Shoebury_Cyclist wrote:
mys842 wrote:
jolllyboy wrote:
Which school ?
The new Hinguar school on the Garrison.
The new school isn't on the garrison., it's in Gunners Park. At least what used to be Gunners Park before Southend's tories allowed it to be concreted and turned into an industrial estate.
Does it matter where it is?! The school was built on land that is part of the council's Garrison master-plan. It's certainly not an industrial estate, it has a school and office buildings, certainly not the same class use as industry like most other parts of this town!
Take a look at the plans. Everything from Campfield Road to the New Barge Pier road is scheduled to have an industrial estate built on it.
[quote][p][bold]mys842[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Shoebury_Cyclist[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mys842[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jolllyboy[/bold] wrote: Which school ?[/p][/quote]The new Hinguar school on the Garrison.[/p][/quote]The new school isn't on the garrison., it's in Gunners Park. At least what used to be Gunners Park before Southend's tories allowed it to be concreted and turned into an industrial estate.[/p][/quote]Does it matter where it is?! The school was built on land that is part of the council's Garrison master-plan. It's certainly not an industrial estate, it has a school and office buildings, certainly not the same class use as industry like most other parts of this town![/p][/quote]Take a look at the plans. Everything from Campfield Road to the New Barge Pier road is scheduled to have an industrial estate built on it. Shoebury_Cyclist

3:24pm Wed 14 Nov 12

shoebury52 says...

Shoebury has lots of history much of it revolves around the mod site. The building of the new hinguar school is a good step forward. Gunners Park has not been a park for as long as I remember just a patch of grass. It's called progress those in the garrison more concerned about there view being affected. Look forward to visiting the centre when it is complete.
Shoebury has lots of history much of it revolves around the mod site. The building of the new hinguar school is a good step forward. Gunners Park has not been a park for as long as I remember just a patch of grass. It's called progress those in the garrison more concerned about there view being affected. Look forward to visiting the centre when it is complete. shoebury52

5:20pm Wed 14 Nov 12

mys842 says...

Shoebury_Cyclist wrote:
mys842 wrote:
Shoebury_Cyclist wrote:
mys842 wrote:
jolllyboy wrote: Which school ?
The new Hinguar school on the Garrison.
The new school isn't on the garrison., it's in Gunners Park. At least what used to be Gunners Park before Southend's tories allowed it to be concreted and turned into an industrial estate.
Does it matter where it is?! The school was built on land that is part of the council's Garrison master-plan. It's certainly not an industrial estate, it has a school and office buildings, certainly not the same class use as industry like most other parts of this town!
Take a look at the plans. Everything from Campfield Road to the New Barge Pier road is scheduled to have an industrial estate built on it.
Between Campfield road and new garrison road is a school, 3 blocks of office units, and the future site for an NHS super centre. There are 2 more plots but nothing has been proposed - at one point was a hotel. How is that everything?
[quote][p][bold]Shoebury_Cyclist[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mys842[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Shoebury_Cyclist[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mys842[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jolllyboy[/bold] wrote: Which school ?[/p][/quote]The new Hinguar school on the Garrison.[/p][/quote]The new school isn't on the garrison., it's in Gunners Park. At least what used to be Gunners Park before Southend's tories allowed it to be concreted and turned into an industrial estate.[/p][/quote]Does it matter where it is?! The school was built on land that is part of the council's Garrison master-plan. It's certainly not an industrial estate, it has a school and office buildings, certainly not the same class use as industry like most other parts of this town![/p][/quote]Take a look at the plans. Everything from Campfield Road to the New Barge Pier road is scheduled to have an industrial estate built on it.[/p][/quote]Between Campfield road and new garrison road is a school, 3 blocks of office units, and the future site for an NHS super centre. There are 2 more plots but nothing has been proposed - at one point was a hotel. How is that everything? mys842

5:37pm Wed 14 Nov 12

Olivia2847 says...

jolllyboy wrote:
What heritage - everything is being knocked down around this area.
Agreed - any heritage was chopped down along the those beautiful trees in Gunners Park!
[quote][p][bold]jolllyboy[/bold] wrote: What heritage - everything is being knocked down around this area.[/p][/quote]Agreed - any heritage was chopped down along the those beautiful trees in Gunners Park! Olivia2847

5:37pm Wed 14 Nov 12

Olivia2847 says...

jolllyboy wrote:
What heritage - everything is being knocked down around this area.
Agreed - any heritage was chopped down along the those beautiful trees in Gunners Park!
[quote][p][bold]jolllyboy[/bold] wrote: What heritage - everything is being knocked down around this area.[/p][/quote]Agreed - any heritage was chopped down along the those beautiful trees in Gunners Park! Olivia2847

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