Councillors in Southend will be presented with a report today on plans made more than three years ago to compulsory purchase land at Roots Hall.
They`re likely to agree that the decision will be reviewed at the next cabinet meeting.
The resolutions were made in March 2012 but didn`t happen because Roots Hall Limited and Sainsbury s haven`t entered into the required agreements or wanted the council to proceed.
Councillor Ron Woodley, Leader of the Council, told Radio Essex: “The council wholeheartedly backs the Football Club’s ambitions to move to a new ground. However, three and half years have passed and circumstances have changed, so it is right to re-consider the Roots Hall CPO status once we have the relevant information that we have requested.
“It is our intention to bring a report to the next meeting of Cabinet (10th November) which will detail any changed circumstances. We have also requested additional information on the progress on the Roots Hall and Fossetts Farm development proposal which will allow us to make an informed decision on how we proceed.”
The cabinet will also discuss withdrawing a resolution to CPO a small parcel of land at Fossetts Farm. It has been confirmed by Roots Hall Limited that the CPO for this land is no longer needed.
The Cabinet will also discuss the progress of the Queensway housing regeneration project.
Plans include around a thousand new homes, redeveloping the railway station and improvements to roads in the area.
The next stage of the project will be to consult with tenants and leaseholders more widely and prepare a project brief to attract potential developers.
Councillor David Norman, Executive Councillor for Housing, Planning and Regulatory Services, told Radio Essex: “The future of the tower blocks is clearly an important issue for all the residents but we are not at the stage where we can say definitively what will happen and I do not think it would be helpful to speculate at this time. I have no doubt that we will have to make some difficult decision in the future as we work with local people and the private sector to work out what is realistic financially and also from a design point of view to ensure that we create a better place.
“However, what I can say with certainty is that we will do our best to offer every tenant and resident the opportunity to stay if they wish to do so.
“Our vision is to also create a new primary care facility on site, new shops and community facilities like cafes and perhaps an early years centre or crèche for example. We also believe we can use this opportunity to revitalise the train station area and improve the connectivity to the town centre. We will also transform the highways network in this area and by covering over the underpass we can restore the connection to the town centre and reclaim unused land to help us create a new community. Added together this is the biggest and most exciting regeneration project Southend-on-Sea has ever seen.
(Photo: Cllr Norman addresses residents)