Crocodile enclosure at Southend sealife centre gets the go ahead

Southend Standard: New look for sealife centre New look for sealife centre

PLANS to house penguins, crocodiles and seals in a new enclosure at Southend’s Sealife Adventure centre have been approved.

Southend Council has agreed plans to extend the aquarium in Eastern Esplanade to house the new creatures after special “rainbow”

cladding, that reflects light in different colours, was dropped from the design.

A previous application, which included colored cladding on the building was reconsidered by owner the Stockvale Group.

A revised plan with the pitched roofs exposed and light blue cladding, similar to the existing building has now been approved by Southend Council's development control committee.

 

 

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4:44pm Wed 11 Jun 14

John Right says...

Disgusting, Green Peace will now have their say, on the latest Essex Fiasco..
Disgusting, Green Peace will now have their say, on the latest Essex Fiasco.. John Right
  • Score: 9

4:47pm Wed 11 Jun 14

Living the La Vida Legra says...

Good news!
"Build it and they will come"
Good news! "Build it and they will come" Living the La Vida Legra
  • Score: 1

6:18pm Wed 11 Jun 14

Joe Clark says...

Brilliant news, with this, the lagoon and indoor play centre Southend really is on the up, shame there is a loud minority that seem hell bent on blocking anything new, perhaps they need to live in the modern world and not in times past.

Life moves on and so should they, thing is they say things were so much better back them but, they still want modern day health care technology, modern cars, air travel and the internet!

Take it all or leave it all don't pick and choose.
Brilliant news, with this, the lagoon and indoor play centre Southend really is on the up, shame there is a loud minority that seem hell bent on blocking anything new, perhaps they need to live in the modern world and not in times past. Life moves on and so should they, thing is they say things were so much better back them but, they still want modern day health care technology, modern cars, air travel and the internet! Take it all or leave it all don't pick and choose. Joe Clark
  • Score: -1

6:57pm Wed 11 Jun 14

Thames Gateway says...

Bit of a snap decision wasn't it?
Bit of a snap decision wasn't it? Thames Gateway
  • Score: 2

11:01pm Wed 11 Jun 14

Fab man says...

I think this is great news. The ideal opportunity for kids to learn hands-on about nature & why it is so important to conserve species & the animals there are either rescued or for some reason not able to survive in the wild so it keeps them safe. Unfortunately those who tend to object to this type of conservation work always tend to be self-contradictory hypocrites.
I think this is great news. The ideal opportunity for kids to learn hands-on about nature & why it is so important to conserve species & the animals there are either rescued or for some reason not able to survive in the wild so it keeps them safe. Unfortunately those who tend to object to this type of conservation work always tend to be self-contradictory hypocrites. Fab man
  • Score: -3

8:41am Thu 12 Jun 14

sesibollox says...

Can't beat a nice piece of fresh squid...
Can't beat a nice piece of fresh squid... sesibollox
  • Score: 1

10:43am Thu 12 Jun 14

DannyK86 says...

John Right wrote:
Disgusting, Green Peace will now have their say, on the latest Essex Fiasco..
Get over yourself.
[quote][p][bold]John Right[/bold] wrote: Disgusting, Green Peace will now have their say, on the latest Essex Fiasco..[/p][/quote]Get over yourself. DannyK86
  • Score: -5

10:45am Thu 12 Jun 14

heartbeat says...

This looks like a step backwards, what with the massive backlash against Seaworld, dolphinaria and other places that keep sea-creatures in captivity. How will they provide proof that the creatures at Southend Sea-Life are all rescued or unable to live in the wild? I hope they can.
This looks like a step backwards, what with the massive backlash against Seaworld, dolphinaria and other places that keep sea-creatures in captivity. How will they provide proof that the creatures at Southend Sea-Life are all rescued or unable to live in the wild? I hope they can. heartbeat
  • Score: 5

12:38pm Thu 12 Jun 14

Robin Reliant says...

DannyK86 wrote:
John Right wrote:
Disgusting, Green Peace will now have their say, on the latest Essex Fiasco..
Get over yourself.
Green peace have bigger fish to fry.
[quote][p][bold]DannyK86[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]John Right[/bold] wrote: Disgusting, Green Peace will now have their say, on the latest Essex Fiasco..[/p][/quote]Get over yourself.[/p][/quote]Green peace have bigger fish to fry. Robin Reliant
  • Score: -1

2:34pm Thu 12 Jun 14

Joe Clark says...

heartbeat wrote:
This looks like a step backwards, what with the massive backlash against Seaworld, dolphinaria and other places that keep sea-creatures in captivity. How will they provide proof that the creatures at Southend Sea-Life are all rescued or unable to live in the wild? I hope they can.
Captive breeding to re-establish wildlife is common practice, also Zoo's wildlife parks and other such facilities exchange exhibits and breed others to pass on to other such venues they are not captured in the wild they are captive bred in the most part.

You are NOT being forced to go so don't, there are plenty of people that will want to go and learn about the sea so why don't you let them.
[quote][p][bold]heartbeat[/bold] wrote: This looks like a step backwards, what with the massive backlash against Seaworld, dolphinaria and other places that keep sea-creatures in captivity. How will they provide proof that the creatures at Southend Sea-Life are all rescued or unable to live in the wild? I hope they can.[/p][/quote]Captive breeding to re-establish wildlife is common practice, also Zoo's wildlife parks and other such facilities exchange exhibits and breed others to pass on to other such venues they are not captured in the wild they are captive bred in the most part. You are NOT being forced to go so don't, there are plenty of people that will want to go and learn about the sea so why don't you let them. Joe Clark
  • Score: -4

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