Waveney District Council

Environment and planning news

You can now recycle even more

New recycling options

Published on 31st October 2014

A new service, designed to make recycling even easier, is getting underway with Suffolk residents being given the chance to recycle even more at home.

First delivery of rock expected tonight

First delivery of rock expected today

Published on 20th November 2014

Following a series of delays caused by poor weather, the first load of Norwegian rock is due to be delivered to Lowestoft beach this evening.

Consultation closing for historic Town Hall

Lowestoft Town Hall

Published on 17th November 2014

A consultation period for suggestions regarding the future use of the historic Town Hall site in Lowestoft is coming to a close on 30 November.

Volunteering for the future

Volunteers from Tomorrow's People

Published on 11th November 2014

Young people from a Lowestoft charity have been volunteering their time to help improve their own futures and the future of the town.

Suffolk wins prestigious award for fly-tipping campaign


Published on 11th November 2014

The Suffolk Waste Partnership has triumphed at the Sustainability and Resource Industry Awards 2014 for its 'Tip-Off: Stopping Fly-Tipping in Suffolk' campaign.

Delivery schedule is rock solid

The Orinoco Pearl at Larvik quarry

Published on 5th November 2014

The start of repair work to protect the damaged seawall and promenade at Lowestoft moved a step closer today with confirmation that the rock delivery vessel has departed from Norway.

Stay safe this Guy Fawkes night

Bonfire night.

Published on 4th November 2014

Guy Fawkes night can be a great time to get together around the bonfire and watch the fireworks display, but remember to be careful at all times!

Helping East Suffolk businesses go green

East Coast Carbon Efficiency project logo

Published on 28th October 2014

A ground-breaking project which aims to help small and medium sized businesses in East Suffolk become more efficient has exceeded the expectations of its creators.

Get involved with litter picking

Get involved in litter picking

Published on 24th October 2014

After a successful litter pick in Lowestoft, East Suffolk residents are being encouraged to organise their own litter picking events and help clean up their local parks and public spaces.

Possible disruption as rock is delivered

First delivery of rock expected today

Published on 15th October 2014

Work to protect the seawall and promenade at Lowestoft beach will get underway in the next few days, with the first delivery of Norwegian rock to the site.

Business view on new road crossing

Lake Lothing

Published on 10th October 2014

Political Leaders have welcomed the contribution of a leading organisation representing businesses in Lowestoft to the discussion about options for a new road crossing.

Planning Lead responds to scheme concerns

Development proposals

Published on 9th October 2014

Waveney District Council Cabinet Member for Planning and Coastal Management responds to comments and concerns raised about proposals for the redevelopment of land in south Lowestoft.

Essential beach works to begin

Essential beach works to begin

Published on 3rd October 2014

Preparatory work ahead of a major scheme to protect the damaged and vulnerable seawall at Lowestoft is to get underway shortly.

Ideas sought for coastline management

Coastal management Corton Promenade

Published on 30th September 2014

Waveney District Council and Great Yarmouth Borough Council are inviting local communities to get involved in shaping future management of the coast from Gorleston-on-Sea to Lowestoft.

Mass balloon release and sky lantern ban

Mass balloon and sky lantern ban

Published on 25th September 2014

Waveney District Council has voted to ban mass balloon releases and sky lanterns from events taking place on council-owned land.

Southwold Town Council needs your views

Southwold beach huts

Published on 22nd September 2014

Southwold Town Council would like your views on the creation of a Neighbourhood Plan.

Beyond the surge

Flood emergency

Published on 15th September 2014

A panel of leading coastal experts is coming to Lowestoft in October to answer questions about the 2013 tidal surge.

Experimental parking measures in Southwold

Southwold harbour

Published on 2nd September 2014

New parking measures to help ensure Southwold Harbour remains accessible for all are to be trialled for 18 months from next week.

Urgent seawall repairs begin

Essential beach works to begin

Published on 22nd August 2014

The first phase of major emergency works to repair Lowestoft's damaged seawall is due to begin in early September.

Short stay stopping sites consultation launched

Travellers site

Published on 20th August 2014

Public bodies seeking solution to unauthorised Gypsy and Traveller encampments in Suffolk.

The right deal for Lowestoft


Published on 8th August 2014

Sanyo UK are hailing the right deal for Lowestoft after exchanging contracts with Waveney District Council for the sale of their former TV manufacturing site in Lowestoft.

Nicholas Everitt Park among best in UK

Green Flag winners

Published on 29th July 2014

The park is among a record-breaking 1,476 parks and green spaces that have received a prestigious Green Flag Award.

Lowestoft seafront works

Coastal Management Lowestoft South Beach Toe Protection Scheme

Published on 11th July 2014

Plans are now in place for a scheme to protect the south beach promenade and seawall on the seafront at Lowestoft from further storm damage and potential collapse.

Windfarm promises jobs boost for Lowestoft

Offshore wind power generation

Published on 18th June 2014

Planning consent for an offshore windfarm off the coast of East Anglia could deliver half a billion pounds for the regional economy and a direct boost to Waveney and Lowestoft.

View sought on historic Town Hall

Lowestoft Town Hall

Published on 13th June 2014

Final chance for local communities, groups and businesses to suggest ideas and opportunities for the future of the historic town hall site in Lowestoft.

What do you want at the East of England Park

Torch relay at Lowestoft Ness

Published on 6th June 2014

The people of Lowestoft are invited to share their ideas and aspirations for the East of England Park project to help shape the regeneration of the north beach area and Ness Point.

Lottery funding to kickstart station project

Lowestoft Station project

Published on 23rd May 2014

A local partnership has received ten thousand pounds from the Heritage Lottery Fund to kickstart a project which is looking at the best way to restore, and revitalise the Lowestoft station building.

Councillors agree Lowestoft beach scheme

Beach recycling works

Published on 25th April 2014

Councillors have unanimously approved proposals for works to repair damage to Lowestoft South Beach and coastal defences and to seek ways to make long term improvements to beach facilities.

Your say on developing future planning policies


Published on 25th April 2014

Waveney District Council is undertaking a consultation... asking for views on how we conduct consultations!

Bin collection changes bring six-figure savings


Published on 25th April 2014

Revised refuse collection arrangements in Waveney are coming into force next month which will save taxpayers hundreds of thousands of pounds.

Two hundred discuss Lowestoft future

lowestoft Conference

Published on 15th April 2014

200 people attended a landmark public event in Lowestoft today, to discuss key economic issues and priorities in the town.

Plans outlined for Lowestoft beach repair

Coastal Management Lowestoft South Beach Toe Protection Scheme

Published on 11th April 2014

A report will be heard by councillors detailing proposals for works to repair damage to Lowestoft South Beach and coastal defences and make long term improvements to beach facilities.

Minister focused on Lowestoft support

Brandon Lewis with Colin Law

Published on 31st March 2014

The Under Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government visited Lowestoft and heard first hand how Waveney and Suffolk County Council are addressing issues arising from the December floods.

Last chance for Lowestoft Conference!

Colin Law

Published on 27th March 2014

The Leader of Waveney District Council is urging the people of Lowestoft not to miss out on a 'unique and innovative' public event next month.

New date for Tramway planning meeting

Tramways, Pakefield

Published on 18th March 2014

A new date has been set to hear the planning application for The Tramway Hotel public house in Pakefield.

Bringing Lowestoft Together

Colin Law

Published on 7th March 2014

A landmark public event which will invite the people of Lowestoft to speak to local leaders about key economic issues and priorities in the town is to take place next month.

Temporary closure of part of Southwold Prom

Southwold beach

Published on 21st February 2014

The recent severe weather has forced the closure of part of the promenade in Southwold.

Do you have any photos of the flood?

Lowestoft flood

Published on 13th January 2014

Waveney District Council is seeking photographs and details of the flood to help support future plans for protecting the town.

Fresh approach to boost third crossing hopes

Lowestoft Transport and Infrastructure Prospectus

Published on 7th January 2014

Senior politicians and business leaders met in Lowestoft on Monday to kick-start a campaign which could help deliver Government funding for a new river crossing in Lowestoft.

Response to Easton Bavents relocation story

Waveney Pathfinder logo

Published on 2nd January 2014

The Council has issued the following statement in response to national reporting about the potential sale of a house which will ultimately succumb to coastal erosion.

Refuse collections update

Bulky waste removal service

Published on 6th December 2013

Information on refuse collections following the flood and advice on larger, damaged items.

Back to normal: food businesses after flooding

Food hygiene

Published on 6th December 2013

Owners or proprietors of food businesses should follow careful advice about the handling of food following a flood.

The clean up begins

Cllr Stephen Ardley

Published on 6th December 2013

Waveney Norse begin to tackle the clear up after last night's weather event

Official rest centres across Waveney and Suffolk Coastal

Flood emergency

Published on 5th December 2013

Confirmation of official rest centres in Waveney and Suffolk Coastal to support those who may need to evacuate due to the developing weather situation.

Parks, footpaths and promenades may close at risk of flooding

North Beach Closure

Published on 5th December 2013

Waveney District Council and their operational partners Waveney Norse are considering the closure of parks, footpaths and promenades as the threat of flooding escalates.

WDC Leader issues statement on floods

Colin Law.

Published on 5th December 2013

Cllr Colin Law, Leader of Waveney District Council, has issued the following statement in response to the developing weather situation.

Meeting cancelled due to severe weather

Flood emergency

Published on 5th December 2013

Due to the developing weather event, tonight's Overview and Scrutiny meeting has been cancelled.

East Suffolk Partnership forum success


Published on 22nd November 2013

The future of partnership working in East Suffolk was under the spotlight at a special conference today.

Supporting erosion-threatened homeowners

Waveney Pathfinder logo

Published on 22nd November 2013

A group of homeowners whose properties are at risk as a result of coastal erosion are to be offered financial support to help them relocate as part of a Government funded coastal adaptation programme.

Flood barrier proposed for Lowestoft

Flood defence proposal

Published on 22nd November 2013

Proposals for an 18 million pound flood defence barrier for Lowestoft are being considered following the completion of a study which analysed present and future tidal flood risk to the town.

Plastics campaign lands retail backing

Recycle your plastic.

Published on 20th November 2013

The East of England Co-op, Waitrose and Budgens have all shown their support for Suffolk Waste Partnership (SWP) striking plastics recycling campaign.

Coastal Concordat signed

Suffolk Coast

Published on 12th November 2013

Two local councils are leading the way on a national initiative aimed at cutting the red tape that slows down vital coastal protection work.

Make your Halloween green


Published on 30th October 2013

Pumpkins are often at the centre of Halloween celebrations, but every year more than a million are discarded across the UK as soon as the festivities are over.

Temporary beach closures due to recent weather

Coastal Management Lowestoft South Beach Toe Protection Scheme

Published on 24th October 2013

Recent storms have caused structural damage on Lowestoft's beaches and a decision has been taken to enforce some closures in the interests of public safety.

Get Suffolk composting this Autumn!

Food waste recycling

Published on 11th October 2013

It's easy to make your own compost, and to help, Suffolk councils have teamed up to offer a range of affordable compost bins and accessories.

Approval for council accommodation project

Riverside Road Proposal

Published on 18th September 2013

A project which will see the construction of new council office accommodation in Lowestoft passed a major milestone this evening when planning consent was granted for the scheme.

Accommodation project seeks planning approval

Riverside Road Proposal

Published on 12th September 2013

Suffolk County Council and Waveney District Council will next week seek full planning approval for the construction of new office accommodation in Lowestoft.

Waveney proves blooming marvellous

Jubilee primroses

Published on 11th September 2013

Once again, villages and towns around Waveney have impressed the judges at the annual Anglia in Bloom Awards, collecting awards and commendations across various categories.

Lowestoft park receives Green Flag award

Nicholas Everitt Park

Published on 30th July 2013

A Lowestoft Park is celebrating a prestigious national award for the third year running.

Corton Village Promenade

Published on 20th June 2013

Waveney District Council will be inspecting and repairing the Corton promenade over the coming weeks and clear debris which has fallen during recent cliff slips.

Kessingland residents plan their Ideal Village


Published on 4th June 2013

The people of Kessingland are being asked for their views on plans drawn up by local residents to help shape the future of the village.

Views sought on accommodation plans

Riverside Road Proposal

Published on 24th May 2013

Residents and businesses close to the site of a proposed new council accommodation complex will get their first sight of designs for the building at a specially arranged consultation event on June 3.

Pioneer Development scheme set to raise millions

Children at play

Published on 23rd May 2013

A development scheme approved by the Council is set to raise millions for the improvement of Towns facilities.

Views sought on key Planning Proposals


Published on 17th May 2013

Views are being sought on a vital framework for planning and development in areas of great importance to Waveney and its communities.

Meeting venue change

Lowestoft Town Hall

Published on 4th April 2013

Details of a venue change for a forthcoming Waveney Committee meeting.

Blueprint for Lowestoft

Lowestoft Station

Published on 15th March 2013

Public and private sector partners have today launched a comprehensive blueprint, to help deliver transport and infrastructure improvements in Lowestoft.

Don't let your food hygiene rating go off!

Food hygiene

Published on 7th February 2013

Advice on how to maintain the highest possible food hygiene ratings is once more being given to businesses by food safety officers in Suffolk Coastal and Waveney.

Historic agreement for greener future

Carbon footprint

Published on 4th February 2013

A historic agreement details how we will work with local partners to further protect the environment, go even greener and also better prepare for events caused by environmental change.

Animal neglect prosecution

Pets Corner

Published on 4th January 2013

The owners of Pets Corner at Oulton Broad have been prosecuted by Waveney following investigations which revealed serious animal neglect and poor welfare arrangements.

Lowestoft Seawall Improvement Scheme

Beach recycling works

Published on 4th January 2013

In response to low beach levels, improvement work will begin on Lowestoft South Beach between the lifeguard station and the Hatfield Hotel, to ensure that the Old Flint Seawall remains stable.

Prom closure as project looks to future

Waveney Pathfinder logo

Published on 3rd January 2013

Following the cliff slippage earlier this week and the prospect of further movement, a decision has been taken to temporarily close all of Corton Promenade, running from Bakers Score to Cliff House.

Corton path closure

Kessingland beach

Published on 2nd January 2013

A cliff slip has blocked the seawall promenade at a point midway between Tibbehams Score and Cliff House, in Corton.

Tramways Hotel Public House

Tramways, Pakefield

Published on 7th December 2012

Yesterday, December 6 2012, in relation to proposals by Tesco, Waveney Planning Officers completed preliminary investigations regarding the Tramways Hotel Public House in Pakefield

Council responds to Town Hall concerns

Lowestoft Town Hall

Published on 26th October 2012

Questions have been raised about Waveney District Council's plans for the future of the Town Hall and other related issues.

Landmark gathering to seek Reydon solutions

Waveney Pathfinder logo

Published on 26th October 2012

A date has been set for a landmark gathering which will see members of the Reydon community and affected property owners meet with officials from the Waveney Pathfinder project.

Your views wanted on exciting Lowestoft plans

Lowestoft Station

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

Refreshed and collaborative approach

Waveney Pathfinder logo

Published on 1st October 2012

The Waveney Pathfinder Board is pleased that representatives of Reydon's community have welcomed a 'refreshed & collaborative approach' to relocation plans for properties at risk from coastal erosion.

Shared office plan to cut costs by millions

Lowestoft Town Hall

Published on 5th September 2012

Plans to bring staff from two Suffolk Councils together under one roof will reduce the cost to taxpayers by three million pounds over 10 years should they get the go ahead later this month.

Seeking views on relocation plan

Waveney Pathfinder logo

Published on 20th July 2012

Residents of Southwold and Reydon are being asked for their thoughts on a scheme which seeks to replace nine dwellings at risk from coastal erosion

New era for Planning services


Published on 25th May 2012

The first phase in a major restructure of planning services at Waveney & Suffolk Coastal has been completed to deliver a modern customer focused service saving over three-quarters of a million pounds

Helping the grass roots go greener


Published on 16th February 2012

A special one day conference has been organised next month which will give tree wardens, parish councillors and volunteers all the advice and help they could need to make their area even greener.

Southwold Ladies Walk plans on public display

Southwold beach huts

Published on 15th February 2012

After discussions with Southwold Town Council, Waveney has agreed to put its plans for new enhanced pathways at Ladies Walk on public display for a few weeks.

Have your say on Waterfront plans

Kirkly waterfront aerial

Published on 10th February 2012

An important leap forward in the transformation of Lowestoft is being taken this week with the revealing of exciting plans for the Kirkley Waterfront Area.

Seeking views on Southwold plans

Southwold beach huts

Published on 25th January 2012

Following site investigations into the cause of the cliff slippage at Ladies Walk in Southwold, a consultation meeting has been arranged to seek views on two proposals for new enhanced pathways

Rural businesses: saving energy

Carbon footprint

Published on 13th January 2012

A project is underway that will help rural businesses to identify where Energy savings can be made in their business

Planning for success

In Partnership logo

Published on 13th January 2012

The go-ahead was given this week by the Cabinets of Suffolk Coastal and Waveney to proposals to radically modernise the planning service of the two Councils.

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