Here are a selection of recent pics

 

Some show the area's natural beauty others show how unsuitable the land is for building development. The land is clay and the water table is high, due to Canvey being at sea level. All this surface water must go somewhere to disperse.
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Unlocking Canvey's Past

 

From Heritage conservation at Essex County Council. Please follow the link HERE for more info.

Romans once produced salt from the creeks between the Islands of Canvey. The remains are known as Salterns or Red Hills. There is just one surviving on Canvey Island today. This, if the developers have their way will be under threat from increased footfall as local residents seek amenity space should the Dutch Village Fields be developed by Persimmon. The official description of this Roman site can be read with a map via this link to the English Heritage website.