We thank everyone who has already signed our petition online and on paper. We're still collecting signatures - so if you haven't signed yet please do - but have submitted the petition so far to Southend Council's Planning Department along with a large number of individually written formal objections against Homes England's plans for this public, ex-NHS, land.
The decision process has been delayed by covid-19 restrictions but we need to prepare for our future responses, whatever the outcome. As well as having access to statistics and research, it is really important that we can back that up with real life stories.
If you are currently personally affected by the lack of truly affordable housing in Southend and willing to share your experiences in our publicity we would like to hear from you. Please send us your story (email [email protected]) and we’ll be in touch. Thank you.