A consultation will launch next week to gather comments on the future of Leiston town centre.
High-level concept designs for the future of Leiston town centre are due to be developed as part of the Leiston Town Centre Masterplan and will include improvements to public spaces, better connectivity between key locations and enhanced cycling and walking routes. Scheduled for completion later this year, the masterplan will be used to identify redevelopment opportunities in the town over the next 10 to 15 years and help attract investment.
Local communities and stakeholders will be vital to the development of the designs. To enable local people to give their views, initial consultation events will take place in the Church Hall, Church Square on 5 and 6 October for key stakeholders and for local communities on 5 October (6-8pm). People are encouraged to come along and have their say on the future of the town and help determine the developments which should be considered within the masterplan.
Cllr Craig Rivett, East Suffolk’s Deputy Leader and cabinet member for Economic Development said: “The masterplan aims to drive economic growth in Leiston and the surrounding area and enhance the town for the benefit of local communities, businesses and visitors. I would encourage people to come along in person or submit their views online and 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.