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.