Basildon Hospital could be set for a new look after plans were revealed to give the building a makeover.

A planning application, which would see the hospital undergo a facelift if the proposals are approved, has been lodged with Basildon Council.

Basildon Hospital is looking to build a new two-storey main entrance, which would comprise a new reception and retail area.

There would also be office floorspace and associated external landscaping, along with parking.

However, the plans have yet to be approved.

>A pedestrian and cycle only zone is set to be put in place outside a popular Leigh school.

West Leigh Junior School, which saw pupils return to the classroom when coronavirus restrictions were eased last month, will see the restrictions put in place outside its gates.

The pedestrian and cycle only zone will be situated from Ronald Hill Grove’s junction with Westleigh Avenue to Marine Avenue.

The zone will operate during term time only, Monday to Friday between 8.20am-9.20am and 2.40pm-3.40pm.

Residents are, however, able to apply for permits exempting them from the restrictions.

The restrictions are due to come into place on April 26 and will remain for a maximum of 18 months, during which time Southend Council will monitor the scheme.

Should the move prove to be a success, a permanent scheme could be introduced.

>A non-league football club looks set to see its ground undergo a revamp.

Southend Manor, who ply their trade in the Essex Senior League, host their home fixtures at Southchurch Park.

Southend Council has confirmed it intends to dispose of land which forms part of currently open space within the park to enable the development and maintenance of dugouts, floodlights, stands and a surround fence for the football pitch.

>A Leigh junction will be out of bounds to motorists next month.

Vehicles will be unable to enter or exit Victoria Road at its junction with Cliff Parade between 8am and 5pm on May 6.

Waiting, loading and unloading restrictions will also be in place.

The closure is required while the water board complete reinstatement works.