Great Yarmouth Borough Council to consult on document to shape ambitions for North Quay regeneration
GREAT Yarmouth Borough Council is starting a consultation on Monday, October 28 to help shape a document that will guide the regeneration of Great Yarmouth's riverside area at North Quay.
North Quay is identified as part of a wider waterfront regeneration area within the vision for the borough's growth, as set out in the Local Plan Core Strategy. This strategy was adopted in 2015 following multiple rounds of public consultation and examination by an independent planning inspector.
Despite its significant potential as a gateway to the town centre, North Quay remains a complex riverside location, with multiple sites, owners, occupiers, uses and challenges. The council is continuing conversations with property owners as part of exploring its ambitions to bring forward comprehensive regeneration of the area.
To progress work to the next stage, the council is holding an initial public consultation to help shape a Supplementary Planning Document for North Quay.
That is a supportive planning document, which when finalised will provide further guidance and clarity on the council's ambitions for North Quay, as well as the site constraints and other matters that would need to be considered by anyone looking to develop a future scheme or planning application for that site.
The consultation, which runs until Friday, November 24, seeks people's views on what needs to be considered in this Supplementary Planning Document. From Monday, people will be able to view the consultation materials and take part at www.great-yarmouth.gov.uk/planning-consultations. A staffed drop-in exhibition will also be held at the Town Hall on Wednesday, November 6, from 2pm to 7pm.
Cllr Carl Smith and Cllr Trevor Wainwright, the leaders of the main political groups, said: "North Quay is a key riverside and gateway site, and its comprehensive regeneration would complement the Town Centre Masterplan, acting as a catalyst for further investment, improving architectural quality, improving connectivity to the town centre and railway station and bringing a new offer to the town.
"The regeneration of Great Yarmouth's central riverside areas is a long-held ambition of the council. At North Quay, the council is continuing discussions with some owners and occupiers about future aspirations and opportunities to explore the possibility of the council bringing forward this longer-term ambition by assembling the land required for regeneration to take place.
"The Supplementary Planning Document, once finalised, will help to guide any future redevelopment and we encourage people to have their say to help shape this important document."
Hard copies of the Consultation Leaflet and comments form are available from the Town Hall, Great Yarmouth Library and Gorleston Library. Comments can be made either online via the above website address, by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by post to Strategic Planning, Great Yarmouth Borough Council, Town Hall, Hall Plain, Great Yarmouth, NR30 2QF.