Southend Council to meet to discuss buying Victoria Avenue towerblocks

Southend Council to meet to discuss buying Victoria Avenue towerblocks

Southend Council to meet to discuss buying Victoria Avenue towerblocks

First published in Echo News

SOUTHEND’S full council will meet for the first time since the summer recess next month.

A special full council meeting has been organised for Tuesday, September 2, at 6.30pm, at the Civic Centre, in Victoria Avenue.

The meeting has been called for the authority to decide whether to push through plans to make a Complusory Purchase Order bid to buy derelict office blocks on Victoria Avenue.

Members of the public are free to attend the meeting.

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4:02pm Tue 26 Aug 14

ChampKind says...

Seems a no brainer to me. Either convert them to small apartments or demolish and rebuild. Will help relieve some of the pressure from the green belt erosion.
Seems a no brainer to me. Either convert them to small apartments or demolish and rebuild. Will help relieve some of the pressure from the green belt erosion. ChampKind
  • Score: 6

4:37pm Tue 26 Aug 14

Southend Andy says...

No matter what the council do it will be wrong in someones eyes. They need to do something with the four buildings at the end. All are empty, I thought one was going to be converted into flats with a shop underneath?
No matter what the council do it will be wrong in someones eyes. They need to do something with the four buildings at the end. All are empty, I thought one was going to be converted into flats with a shop underneath? Southend Andy
  • Score: 8

6:10pm Tue 26 Aug 14

onorris24 says...

there should be laws in place to prevent these buildings from being left like they have been for god knows how long, these developers clearly do not live in the area because (id like to think) if they did, they'd have gone years ago. they're a blight on the area and they should be gone asap at a reasonable cost - it will be expensive but in time i hope the money spent would be worth the cost.
there should be laws in place to prevent these buildings from being left like they have been for god knows how long, these developers clearly do not live in the area because (id like to think) if they did, they'd have gone years ago. they're a blight on the area and they should be gone asap at a reasonable cost - it will be expensive but in time i hope the money spent would be worth the cost. onorris24
  • Score: 6

6:29pm Tue 26 Aug 14

rhowes says...

The public may also watch the Council Meeting on September 2nd at 6.30 pm, from the link at southend.gov.uk

Also, we can watch it after the Meeting.

Great fun and interesting!
The public may also watch the Council Meeting on September 2nd at 6.30 pm, from the link at southend.gov.uk Also, we can watch it after the Meeting. Great fun and interesting! rhowes
  • Score: 4

9:19pm Tue 26 Aug 14

abd123 says...

This certainly not a no brainer. It will involve huge amounts of money and no property development company has taken these projects on because getting your money back is high risk. If the Council lose a lot if money doing this on top of another round of government cuts they will be serious budget isdues. Is it worth it just for eyesires in a tiny bit if the town?
This certainly not a no brainer. It will involve huge amounts of money and no property development company has taken these projects on because getting your money back is high risk. If the Council lose a lot if money doing this on top of another round of government cuts they will be serious budget isdues. Is it worth it just for eyesires in a tiny bit if the town? abd123
  • Score: -1

10:49pm Tue 26 Aug 14

Highpeak says...

Considering the housing shortage in southend surely they could be made into small flats as there is a lot of single people who need proper accommodation not overpriced bedsits which seem to be increasing again. Money has got to be spent demolishing so why not refurbish!
Considering the housing shortage in southend surely they could be made into small flats as there is a lot of single people who need proper accommodation not overpriced bedsits which seem to be increasing again. Money has got to be spent demolishing so why not refurbish! Highpeak
  • Score: 4

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