Vibrant Communities

ASELA is asking the government for a significant amount to be invested in south Essex to tackle the infrastructure deficit and for the powers to make decisions locally that will improve the lives of residents, now and in the future.

This increased funding will allow south Essex to play a leading role in the country's post COVID-19 crisis recovery by improving the wealth of the nation by attracting significant private sector investment in new employment opportunities.

There are a number of key programmes developed to deliver the transformative change:

Long Range Wide Area Network (LoRaWAN) ‘5G Network’
It will be delivered across the sub region, providing an ecosystem for businesses, public sector organisations, educational organisations and the public.

South Essex Active Travel Network
A regional wide active travel programme to provide attractive connections between places which will enable a significant shift to movements by active modes.

Green Blue Integrated Public Transport
A rapid transport network that provides high quality, high frequency direct links to public transport hubs (or living stations).

Living Stations
Establishing key public transport hubs (Living Stations) that will be a focus for public transport interchange and opportunities for the delivery of high quality and distinctive public realm, creative employment and retail spaces and education, health and leisure services located at Brentwood, Basildon, Grays, Southend and Southend Airport.

New strategic Interchange Hubs on the River Thames
Located between Tilbury and Southend to support new passenger river services. Green and Blue Infrastructure through South Essex Estuary Park Where there is a long term vision to create a single park system that encompasses all of South Essex, framed by five large-scale landscapes and an improved network of blue and green connectors.

Local Connections to Health, Education & Natural Assets
A programme including establishing active routes to schools. These routes will link schools to local communities with enhanced landscaping providing opportunities for play and interaction with green spaces.

Forward Funding of a new EV Infrastructure Network
At scale, providing EV charging points across homes, businesses and existing infrastructure to drive the transition away from petrol and diesel vehicles and securing a step change in decarbonised transport use.