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First Chance to see an Exciting New Future for Canvey Seafront

Come to the Knightswick Centre Canvey Island on Thursday 7th December 2017 or Canvey Library  on Friday 8th December  2017 to see the exciting new vision for Canvey Seafront, speak to the architects and give your views.

Award winning architects Bell Phillips were appointed in the summer on behalf of Canvey Island Coastal Community Team to undertake a master planning exercise to seek to ensure the future vitality of Canvey Seafront.

Residents now have a first opportunity to come and see the Vision that the architects have prepared for the future of the sea front.

Bell Philips carried out interviews with local businesses representatives, community groups and landowners to get ideas for the vision on what is intended to continue to improve the regeneration of Canvey Seafront as a family friendly destination.

At the completion of the consultation the architects will put forward a masterplan and development plan that can help inform the future of the seafront area to create a quality destination for both visitors and the local community.

Councillor Ray Howard, Chairman of the Coastal Communities Seafront Team said “I am delighted with the plans the Architects have brought forward. I would like to thank all those who have given their views on the future of Canvey Seafront and how this vision could be developed. I would ask the community to come long to the Knightswick Centre Canvey Island on Thursday 7th December 2017 or Canvey Library on Friday 8th December 2017 to see the Vision, speak to the architects and give your views.

Melissa Dowler, Director of Bell Phillips said “we are delighted to be part of this exciting project to bring forward a blueprint to help achieve a great future for Canvey Seafront. We welcome the opportunity to meet the community and hear you views on this  Vision and look forward ”



Castle Point Borough Council has been successful in securing £10,000 funding from the Department of Communities and Local Government to establish a Coastal Community Team (CCT) for Canvey.

The focus of the team is to identify and develop feasibility plans for securing further funding for regeneration projects on Canvey Island from the Government’s Coastal Communities Fund.

The Coastal Teams encourage local stakeholders to participate directly in their own area’s regeneration and drive forward future growth, jobs and prosperity.

The first three rounds of the Coastal Communities Fund have already invested over £120 million in more than 200 projects across the UK.  By 2020 it is planned to invest over £210million in seaside areas through a dedicated Coastal Communities Fund.