Decision details

S-CATS (London Road Projects)

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


The Cabinet considered a report of the Deputy Chief Executive (Place) providing an update on the progress of the ‘Southend Central Area Transport Scheme (S-CATS).




1. That either of the  two design options for London Road (between Queensway and College Way) be taken forward to construction which will allow selection of the final design to be carried out in consultation with stakeholders and public.


2. That the drainage works can be started along London Road in September 2017, in preparation for the scheme construction to start in October 2017.


3. That the authority be delegated to the Chief Executive and Deputy Chief Executive (Place), in consultation with the Leader of the Council and the Executive Councillor for Transport, Waste and Regulatory Services, to agree the final design option, Option A or Option B, selected after stakeholder and public consultation, to be taken forward to implementation with a programmed commencement in October 2017, together with the advertisement of any necessary Traffic Regulation Orders.


Reasons for Decision


Southend Central Area Transport Scheme represents a major opportunity to support the continued growth and regeneration of the Southend Central Area.


Other Options


If no action was taken, the investment opportunity would be lost. This would reduce the contribution to supporting local health and wellbeing and restrict accessibility and local mobility, and potentially undermine business confidence and investment within the area.


Note: This is an Executive function.

Eligible for call in to: Place Scrutiny Committee

Executive Councillor: Cox



Report author: Peter Geraghty

Publication date: 22/09/2017

Date of decision: 19/09/2017

Decided at meeting: 19/09/2017 - Cabinet

Effective from: 30/09/2017

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