Your views wanted on exciting Lowestoft plans
Published on 5th October 2012
A public exhibition is taking place, seeking views on the proposals for an initial phase of improvement works around the Station Square area
As part of a comprehensive Area Action Plan for the regeneration around Lake Lothing and Outer Harbour, the Bus / Rail Interchange, Pedestrian and Cycle Swing Bridge and Commercial Road Junction Improvements
will be displayed at a public exhibition held on the 8th - 16th October downstairs in Lowestoft Library.
Suffolk County Council will be leading the consultation and will be there along with officers from Waveney District Council to answer your enquiries. Alternatively, there will be display boards at Lowestoft Railway Station.
The improvements look to deliver :
* A new Bus / Rail Interchange at the existing Railway Station with facilities for a taxi rank, better traffic signal timings, a cycle lane, a toucan cycle crossing at Katwikj Way, improved cycle storage, more disable parking spaces and a new area for buses to drop off passengers.
* Pedestrian and Cycle Swing Bridge to cross Lake Lothing which is wider and safer than the existing footway on the Bascule Bridge.
* Commercial Road Junction Improvements to improve accessibility of Lowestoft's Port location and help secure its role as an attractive employment area.
This initial work builds into an exciting vision for regenerating the area which would see Peto Square and South Quay become a central focus for retail, leisure, tourism and commercial development.
Waveney's Cabinet Member for Planning, Cllr David Ritchie said: "The plans for this part of Lowestoft are spectacular and I hope that our communities and visitors will come to the exhibition and see for themselves"