Area Action Plan for Central Lowestoft
Reconfigured employment land to provide the focus for the energy industry within Lowestoft.
PowerPark comprises the area south of Ness Point and west of Battery Green Road and includes Hamilton Dock, Waveney Dock, along with parts of Trawl Dock and Outer Harbour. Much of the site is occupied by the Beach Industrial Estate. The site covers an area of 24.7 hectares (61 acres).
The Area Action Plan seeks to achieve a cluster of businesses focused upon the energy sector and offshore engineering within this area. A number of businesses in this sector such as SLP, SSE and Siemens have already set up on the site. Evidence supporting the plan indicates there is significant potential for the development of these industries in Lowestoft and the industry estimates that an additional 950 direct jobs could be created as a result. As such, the PowerPark proposals in the Area Action Plan promote the redevelopment of vacant and underused land.
Where private sector demand arises the Area Action Plan promotes the negotiated relocation of a limited amount of existing development to achieve this cluster of businesses. A relocation strategy accompanies the Area Action Plan to help existing businesses not within the energy sector relocate to other appropriate sites in the town.
Find out more by reading SSP1 - PowerPark in the adopted Area Action Plan.
Progress to date (as at April 2014)