[holding answer 30 October 2006]: In 2002 Southend-on-Sea borough council reported three vacant or derelict sites in its return to the national land use database of previously-developed land:
Shoeburyness Old Ranges, Campfield road—76 hectares;
64 to 65 Eastern Esplanade (northern part of former Gas Board site)—2.6 hectares;
Former Queen's Hotel, Hamlet Court road—0.4 hectares.
In 2003 the first of these three sites had been developed and was removed from the database. The other two were still undeveloped. No new vacant or derelict sites were reported in 2003.