A consultation has been launched to gather comments on proposed designs for a regenerated Kirkley Village and the seafront.
In February 2021, East Suffolk Council appointed consultants Jon Sheaff and Associates to develop a masterplan which will inform some of the regeneration projects outlined in Lowestoft’s Town Investment Plan. In March 2021, Lowestoft secured £24.9million through the Government’s Towns Fund to invest in the regeneration of the town and £2million of this funding has been allocated specifically for seafront projects.
Initiated by the London Road, Lowestoft High Street Heritage Action Zone, a four-year heritage led regeneration project funded by Historic England in partnership with East Suffolk Council, the Masterplan for South Lowestoft and Kirkley has been developed to enhance public spaces and improve connectivity between the seafront and commercial areas.
Earlier this year, community organisations and businesses located within the masterplan boundary attended workshops to help shape the designs and provide an understanding about how the area is used. Based on these initial workshops, the consultants developed designs which are now available for the wider community to view and comment upon. This feedback will then influence the final version of the document with priority projects identified to be worked up further from 2022.
Cllr Craig Rivett, East Suffolk’s Deputy Leader and cabinet member for Economic Development said: “As part of our ongoing work to regenerate Lowestoft and enhance the town for residents and visitors, we are pleased to share these proposed designs for how Kirkley Village and the seafront areas may look in future. We welcome comments from the community and these views will help shape the final plans.”
The exhibition can also be viewed in person at the Kirkley Centre on London Road South.
Comments can also be emailed to email@example.com.
The consultation closes on 26 July 2021.
Additionally, a representative from Jon Sheaff and Associates will be available on London Road South and at the seafront on Friday 23 and Saturday 24 July 2021 for a chat and to explain more about the exciting proposal for the area:
Friday 23rd July
• Royal Plain - 12:00 – 15:00
• London Road South 16:00 – 18:00
Saturday 24th July
• The Kirkley Centre 10:00 – 12:00
• Wellington Gardens 13:00 – 15:00