We are delivering a new development of 70 homes in Shoeburyness, Southend-on-Sea.
We are preparing to commence development of the site in the autumn of 2023 and are currently conducting various surveys and preparing to discharge commencement conditions.
The site is currently vacant following the departure of Cantel Medical earlier this summer. The development will provide a mix of properties from one-bedroom apartments to five-bedroom houses.
Of the 70 homes, 30% will be Affordable Housing in line with local policy requirements, equating to 21 homes. These will be split between affordable home ownership and Affordable Rent tenures.
The approved plans have been sensitively designed around the opportunities and constraints of the site to create a development which seamlessly knits into the surrounding area. We have taken care to create open views through the development, respecting the nearby conservation areas. Trees have been a critical element of the design evolution and the plans focus on protection of high quality trees across the site, in particular those on our boundaries.
We have also prepared a list of FAQs that we have been asked in relation to this site in particular. These can be found here.
All the approved plans and reports can be found here.
You can get in touch with us to ask any questions and provide your feedback by emailing [email protected].
Our proposals for Campfield Road, Shoeburyness
We are delivering a mix of 70 high quality new homes, including 21 affordable homes, designed to suit a range of different buyers.
Our design includes a varied mix of properties, from one-bedroom flats up to five bedroom houses. Of the 70 homes, 12 will be flats and 58 will be houses. This mix has been designed to reflect the local market demand along with the opportunities and constraints of the site.
We will create a new community that will integrate with surrounding homes far better than the existing industrial usage and defensive landscape features.
The site is currently very closed off to its neighbours, with high security fencing along its boundary as well as a bund of made ground. Our development of the site will greatly improve views and connectivity around and through the site.
The existing vehicular access point is being retained as the only road access to the development. We are creating new access points for pedestrians and cyclists along at the north of the site to Campfield Road and to Chapel Road to the south.
Drainage of both Foul and Surface Water has been a key consideration when developing the plans for the site.
Foul water will drain to an existing point in Campfield Road. This will require a pumping station due to the elevation change of the site, which can be seen towards the south of the above plan. Anglian Water have confirmed the Foul Sewer network has sufficient capacity to accommodate the development.
Surface water will drain via a private drain south of the site. This will ensure that the outfall from the site never enters or impacts the public sewer network. . Our surface water drainage strategy includes the provision of an attenuation basin at the south of the site, which can also be seen in the above plan. The purpose of this basin is to collect water in the event of heavy rainfall or a storm. The basin can then release the water gradually.
Ecological enhancement has been a priority for the outcomes of this site. We have worked hard with Consultant Ecologists Middlemarch to arrive at an outcome of a 37% Biodiversity Net Gain as a result of the development. This is something we are very proud of and is far in excess of the 10% national target for housing sites.
Our designs will include measures to mitigate any disturbance to existing wildlife and encourage new species to make their homes at the development. The design includes the installation of beehives, bug hotels and hibernacula piles, alongside specially selected species rich wild flower seeding.
The Shoeburyness area has a rich history with strong military connections, examples of which can be seen throughout the community. We intend to respect and enhance this heritage with our designs.
We are particularly cognisant of the surrounding listed buildings, including the former Church of St Peter & St Paul immediately to the south of the site. The site also adjoins the Garrison Conservation Area which is a key consideration in preparing our designs.
The site in its current form offers nothing positive to the setting of the listed buildings and conservation area. As a mid 20th century warehouse building surrounded by a chain link security fence, it in fact has a detrimental impact on these heritage assets.
We believe the regeneration of this site for housing will significantly improve the site's contribution to the wider townscape and setting of heritage assets. In particular the designs have been formulated to celebrate the adjacent church and frame views of the church from and through the site, as demonstrated in the above artist’s impression.
History of the site
The site was previously home to a factory used for the manufacture and distribution of medical products. The building is no longer fit for purpose and as a result of this, plus the purchase of Cantel medical in 2021 by US medical firm STERIS, the existing occupiers have recently vacated.
The site was in use as a commercial/industrial premises since the mid 20th century. Prior to this we are aware of other uses in the immediate pre-war and inter-war years, including a railway siding and an old gas works. Image credit: Google.
Upcoming consultation activity
Details of our proposals will be available to view on this website, where a video presentation from the project team will also be uploaded.
We will also be holding a public exhibition at St Peter’s Church, Hinguar Street, Shoeburyness, SS3 9AN, from 4pm until 7pm on Tuesday 10th May, where people will be able to ask questions of the project team.
Your feedback will be used to help us finalise our full planning application prior to submission to Southend-on-Sea City Council.