Westcliff shop could be redeveloped into flats

A former safety clothing store could be transformed into a block of flats under new plans submitted to Southend Council.

The planning application from Allen Planning proposes changing a building on London Road, Westcliff, into a block of four flats with juliette balconies.

The developer has already been granted permission to convert the ground and first floors into three flats but is now seeking to extend the building so another property can be added.

This extension will include removing the roof to the existing building so that an additional floors can be added.

In planning documents it is highlighted that a neighbouring building has been given permission to also build an extra two floors and these changes would bring it in line with that development.

The documents add that by making the three flats on the ground and first floors, two-bed properties and the flat on the top floor a single bed property, they are going towards meeting the council’s “current and future housing needs”.

The plans will be discussed at a future planning meeting


Steve Shaw

Local Democracy Reporter