As Lowestoft grows and becomes more economically vibrant, it needs places to live that reflect this and that requires a range of provision from affordable to more aspirational.
The Waveney Local Plan 2014-2036 allocates significant housing growth for the town, with over 5,000 new dwellings, representing over half of the new housing allocation in East Suffolk. This will be achieved by working in partnership to support successful communities, regeneration, and economic development. The aim of the programme is to improve the quality, sustainability and range of future housing stock, futureproofing housing demand.
The area is dominated by large-scale vacant sites, which have served little purpose for the last 10 years since the decline in timber manufacturing at the Jeld Wen site and the closure of the television factory site at the Sanyo site. The area has some existing businesses operating mainly at Brooke Peninsula, but the units are of varying age and quality with the majority in a dilapidated state and outdated.
This project will transform the site into a vibrant, inclusive community that is integrated with adjacent areas and provides access to homes and employment, in a high quality environment which maximises the opportunities presented by the waterfront location. The new sustainable neighbourhood will create new homes, a primary school, employment opportunities and improved access to water based leisure pursuits; all within walking distance of the wider town centre, seafront, and the Broads National Park.