MAJOR £2millon plans to revamp Canvey’s seafront are set to be given the green light.

Castle Point Council is planning the new pavilion and an extra 21 parking spaces on Canvey seafront, off Western Esplanade.

The authority is set to give the plans to regenerate the seafront the go ahead on Tuesday.

The ground floor would house public toilets, with retail space on the first floor and a viewing platform on the roof level.

The plans state the toilets would be open from 6am to 6pm and shops open from 6am to 9pm.

A planning officers’ report states: “The proposed pavilion and associated car park extension would provide an enhancement of the visitor experience at Canvey seafront and there are no planning objections or conflict with national or council policy.

“The proposal is therefore recommended for approval.

“I have taken all other matters raised by interested parties into consideration, but none are sufficient to outweigh the considerations that led to the recommendation.”

Residents are pleased the plans could take a step forward.

They said the revamp is much needed.

Carly Potter, 33, of May Avenue, Canvey said: “Our seafront has been booming in popularity in recent years thanks to the volunteer groups who work to clean up the beaches and seafront.

“This investment and development will help to ensure we have the facilities to cope with the increasing numbers of visitors.

“I think our seafront is now as popular as others, such as Southend.

“We have lovely beaches and attractions so it’s about time we got this sorted.

“We all want to see this new pavilion built and the new parking which is always needed, especially in peak summer holiday times.”

She said the pavilion would improve the seafront and praised the council for its work on the project.

The plans would cost about £2million and took a step forward in March when the council received £1.52 million in funding.

The council was awarded the money from the government’s Coastal Communities Fund which meets the majority of the project’s £1.72million price tag.

It is one of 70 projects around the UK’s coastline which will benefit from a £36million windfall designed to encourage tourism, create jobs and promote conomic growth in seaside communities.