The masterplan framework is progressing well, the design team have produced a first draft. It is key that local communities and stakeholders are involved in the development of the designs and concepts, so we urge you to feedback on what you think. This is to ensure that you have your say on the future of the town and to help determine which developments are considered as part of the process.
Draft Leiston Town Centre Masterplan proposals
To enable local people to give their views, we have created a survey to feedback your ideas.
Complete the survey to submit your feedback to the design team
We appreciate your support, time, and input in the process. The final date for feedback at this stage is 18 January 2023.
Concept designs for the future of Leiston town centre are due to be developed as part of the Leiston Town Centre Masterplan Framework, which is being led by East Suffolk Council, working in partnership with Leiston Town Council, Leiston Community Land Trust, Leiston Together and Suffolk County Council. The Masterplan Framework will include improvements to public spaces, better connectivity between key locations and enhanced cycling and walking routes. The document, scheduled for completion later this year, will be used to identify redevelopment opportunities in the town over the next 10 to 15 years and help attract investment.
The key to development of a Masterplan Framework is stakeholder engagement through workshops and discussions, which will form a key part of the project. We would like to hear your views and opinions throughout the process. The Masterplan Framework will provide a clear plan and direction to create a prosperous town centre whether as a place in which to live, work or visit.
Cllr Craig Rivett, East Suffolk’s Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Economic Development said:
“The masterplan framework aims to drive economic growth in Leiston and the surrounding area by enhancing the town for the benefit of local communities, businesses, and visitors. I would encourage people to come along to our in-person consultation event or submit their views online to help shape the future of the town."
The masterplan is being delivered by LDA Design, who have been commissioned by East Suffolk Council. LDA Design bring extensive knowledge and experience to the project and recently completed a Traffic Management Strategy for Leiston, which will also inform the wider design work.
A key part of the delivery of the masterplan is to continue to speak with local organisations, community groups, businesses, landowners, and property developers. If you would like further information about the town centre masterplan, please contact us.