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New Horizons for Felixstowe

Posted by on 9 July 2018 | Comments

A special event was staged on Friday 6 July at The Orwell Hotel to tell local people all about the exciting plans for Felixstowe’s future.

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Over the last few years, the seaside town of Felixstowe has seen a host of new developments and significant investment from both the public and private sector, from the award-winning Seafront Gardens to the iconic new Felixstowe Pier.

The town is developing fast and there is a real buzz around the resort.  

Both Suffolk Coastal District Council (as a landowner and leisure provider), together with Felixstowe Forward (your local coastal community team) and Visit Felixstowe invited businesses and community organisations to a morning event to learn about the next set of exciting proposals.

From a new iconic leisure centre, to a Business Improvement District, new housing and infrastructure, and future ideas for the South Seafront.

Over 140 people attended the morning event and participated in short focused feedback sessions on each of the proposals.  This will help inform the future shaping of proposals as they come forward in the planning process. 

In the afternoon a free drop-in event continued from 1pm to 6pm. Over 300 local people came to view the displays and had the opportunity to talk to officers about what is great in the town and to feedback their ideas.

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Helen Greengrass, Felixstowe Forward Change Director, said:

“It was great to see so many business and community representatives attending the morning session and being part of important conversations about how to shape Felixstowe in the futuren. 

The feedback will be very useful in shaping proposals and helped clarify ideas.  It was also good to see over 300 people turn out for the afternoon session and also give their feedback ”.

For further information, please contact Felixstowe Forward, based at Felixstowe Town Hall:  Felixstowe.forward@eastsuffolk.gov.uk or telephone 01394 444577