Rubbish bin woe ‘won’t affect Southend cinema plan’

Rubbish bin woe ‘won’t affect cinema plan’

Rubbish bin woe ‘won’t affect cinema plan’

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RUBBISH bins will not block plans for a new multiplex cinema near Southend seafront, the council has said.

Southend Council officers want to move waste storage bins from Seaway Car Park, Southend, to make way for the new cinema, restaurant and entertainment complex.

But councillors threw out plans to store the rubbish from seafront bins in a new lock-up beside Southend Pier over fears it would spoil the tourist hotspot when other suitable sites were available.

Officers, who already ruled out alternative sites in Pitmans Close, Darlow’s Green and Southchurch Park, have gone back to the drawing board to find a suitable location.

Andrew Lewis, the council’s corporate director for place, said: “Officers are looking again at practical locations and the service delivery options to ensure the seafront area can continue to be cleaned to the expected standards without causing undue disruption to seafront visitors and traffic, while supporting the redevelopment of Seaway car park.

“We do not expect this decision to affect the submission of a planning application for the Seaway site.”

Planners were expecting an application for the cinema this summer, but the scheme has yet to be submitted.

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12:40pm Sun 17 Aug 14

sesibollox says...

Lol part time Sunday editors showing their skills yet again...
Lol part time Sunday editors showing their skills yet again... sesibollox
  • Score: -1

12:50pm Sun 17 Aug 14

Howard Cháse says...

According to the recent report in here regarding the operating losses of the Pier it seems a touch disingenuous to call it a 'tourist hot spot' doesn't it?
According to the recent report in here regarding the operating losses of the Pier it seems a touch disingenuous to call it a 'tourist hot spot' doesn't it? Howard Cháse
  • Score: -2

12:54pm Sun 17 Aug 14

jayman says...

Oh dear. I thought the new administration would drop these ridiculous plans. The Tories really where fag-packet-thinking towards the end weren't they.. where's the market for a new cinema? is it really what we need, Is it what anyone wants? is it a good use of what little development land we have left?
Oh dear. I thought the new administration would drop these ridiculous plans. The Tories really where fag-packet-thinking towards the end weren't they.. where's the market for a new cinema? is it really what we need, Is it what anyone wants? is it a good use of what little development land we have left? jayman
  • Score: -5

1:02pm Sun 17 Aug 14

essexlad1 says...

Where are all the day trip people going to park when that's built. The car park is full in the summer
Where are all the day trip people going to park when that's built. The car park is full in the summer essexlad1
  • Score: 11

1:52pm Sun 17 Aug 14

RuleBritania says...

jayman wrote:
Oh dear. I thought the new administration would drop these ridiculous plans. The Tories really where fag-packet-thinking towards the end weren't they.. where's the market for a new cinema? is it really what we need, Is it what anyone wants? is it a good use of what little development land we have left?
Quite a big market for it I would say. The Southend Odeon was great when it opened but cinema has changed a lot in the last ten years. It's too small, not enough screens, no luxury seats, not enough screenings. We normally end up going to Basildon if we want to see a film.
[quote][p][bold]jayman[/bold] wrote: Oh dear. I thought the new administration would drop these ridiculous plans. The Tories really where fag-packet-thinking towards the end weren't they.. where's the market for a new cinema? is it really what we need, Is it what anyone wants? is it a good use of what little development land we have left?[/p][/quote]Quite a big market for it I would say. The Southend Odeon was great when it opened but cinema has changed a lot in the last ten years. It's too small, not enough screens, no luxury seats, not enough screenings. We normally end up going to Basildon if we want to see a film. RuleBritania
  • Score: 8

3:09pm Sun 17 Aug 14

rob-wos says...

RuleBritania wrote:
jayman wrote:
Oh dear. I thought the new administration would drop these ridiculous plans. The Tories really where fag-packet-thinking towards the end weren't they.. where's the market for a new cinema? is it really what we need, Is it what anyone wants? is it a good use of what little development land we have left?
Quite a big market for it I would say. The Southend Odeon was great when it opened but cinema has changed a lot in the last ten years. It's too small, not enough screens, no luxury seats, not enough screenings. We normally end up going to Basildon if we want to see a film.
The cinema will not be built in the end.

I know it will not. More to a cinema than seats and number of screens.

Perhaps RuleBritania you should go in the afternoon. Place is empty half the time.
[quote][p][bold]RuleBritania[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jayman[/bold] wrote: Oh dear. I thought the new administration would drop these ridiculous plans. The Tories really where fag-packet-thinking towards the end weren't they.. where's the market for a new cinema? is it really what we need, Is it what anyone wants? is it a good use of what little development land we have left?[/p][/quote]Quite a big market for it I would say. The Southend Odeon was great when it opened but cinema has changed a lot in the last ten years. It's too small, not enough screens, no luxury seats, not enough screenings. We normally end up going to Basildon if we want to see a film.[/p][/quote]The cinema will not be built in the end. I know it will not. More to a cinema than seats and number of screens. Perhaps RuleBritania you should go in the afternoon. Place is empty half the time. rob-wos
  • Score: -2

4:02pm Sun 17 Aug 14

RuleBritania says...

rob-wos wrote:
RuleBritania wrote:
jayman wrote:
Oh dear. I thought the new administration would drop these ridiculous plans. The Tories really where fag-packet-thinking towards the end weren't they.. where's the market for a new cinema? is it really what we need, Is it what anyone wants? is it a good use of what little development land we have left?
Quite a big market for it I would say. The Southend Odeon was great when it opened but cinema has changed a lot in the last ten years. It's too small, not enough screens, no luxury seats, not enough screenings. We normally end up going to Basildon if we want to see a film.
The cinema will not be built in the end.

I know it will not. More to a cinema than seats and number of screens.

Perhaps RuleBritania you should go in the afternoon. Place is empty half the time.
Oddly enough I work in the day time! But even if it was totally empty it's still not upto standard for a town of Southends size.
[quote][p][bold]rob-wos[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RuleBritania[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jayman[/bold] wrote: Oh dear. I thought the new administration would drop these ridiculous plans. The Tories really where fag-packet-thinking towards the end weren't they.. where's the market for a new cinema? is it really what we need, Is it what anyone wants? is it a good use of what little development land we have left?[/p][/quote]Quite a big market for it I would say. The Southend Odeon was great when it opened but cinema has changed a lot in the last ten years. It's too small, not enough screens, no luxury seats, not enough screenings. We normally end up going to Basildon if we want to see a film.[/p][/quote]The cinema will not be built in the end. I know it will not. More to a cinema than seats and number of screens. Perhaps RuleBritania you should go in the afternoon. Place is empty half the time.[/p][/quote]Oddly enough I work in the day time! But even if it was totally empty it's still not upto standard for a town of Southends size. RuleBritania
  • Score: 4

8:28pm Sun 17 Aug 14

Fab man says...

Yet another cinema to go with yet another restaurant along with yet another coffee shop, pound shop and charity shop.
Yet another cinema to go with yet another restaurant along with yet another coffee shop, pound shop and charity shop. Fab man
  • Score: 0

7:31am Mon 18 Aug 14

abd123 says...

Whoever is building anything has to provide what they think the market wants. The original plans said it was also a conference centre.
On the subject of the pier bin store, the existing yard at the pier could easily take the few bins you can see at Seaway today without the public even noticing. Very few people noticed the seaway store nor knew of the pier yard.
Whoever is building anything has to provide what they think the market wants. The original plans said it was also a conference centre. On the subject of the pier bin store, the existing yard at the pier could easily take the few bins you can see at Seaway today without the public even noticing. Very few people noticed the seaway store nor knew of the pier yard. abd123
  • Score: 0

9:17am Mon 18 Aug 14

n-unknown says...

Do councils have a fetish for cinemas or something? It seems like all they want to build everywhere is cinemas and flats.
Do councils have a fetish for cinemas or something? It seems like all they want to build everywhere is cinemas and flats. n-unknown
  • Score: 0

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