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Plans for Shoebury Common Seawall to finally go on show
CONTROVERSIAL plans for a new £46million seawall on Shoebury Common will finally be unveiled to the public at an exhibition next month.
Southend Council’s plans for the embankment will go on show at Thorpedene Library in Delaware Road, Sboebury, from April 15 to May 12 and a public meeting will be held at Shoebury High School on April 22.
Tony Cox, cabinet member for public protection and a councillor for Shoebury, said: “We have said all along that the plans are subject to a full public consultation and we will have that the exhibition and public meeting.
“They will put to bed some of the myths surrounding the scheme and set out the reasons why there is a need for flood defences.”
Opponents who question the need for the scheme and its multi-million pound price tag have been calling for the plans to be made public since a botched consultation last summer.
The council displayed plans at Thorpe Bay Yacht Club in June but the room was too small for concerned residents cramming in to see them.
A projector broke when officers attempted to give a presentation on the scheme to Shoebury Residents’ Association the following month.