Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 8°C

min temp: 5°C

ESTD 1874 Search

Southwold: Consultation opens for views on future of harbour lands

09:25 04 June 2014

View from the top of Southwold lighthouse looking across to Southwold pier.

View from the top of Southwold lighthouse looking across to Southwold pier.

Archant Norfolk © 2013

People are being urged to have their say on plans to help decide the future of a town’s harbour lands.

A consultation has been launched into draft proposals for the management of the area in Southwold, which also includes the caravan site.

They have been put together by a joint committee of the town council and Waveney District Council, which are managing the lands.

The proposal says the main use of the harbour should be as a working one, but it should be supported by leisure use and attracting broader tourism.

It adds: “It is essential to establish this clarity of vision for the harbour area as soon as possible in order to avoid previous situations where different external parties and internal council departments may have progressed proposals that could be inconsistent with this vision.”

The group is also proposing to explore the options for private investment and operation of the caravan site.

It says: “The current site is neither fulfilling its financial potential given its Southwold location and brand, nor providing a facility that is befitting of the character of Southwold.”

Town councillor Will Windell, chairman of the Southwold Town Council Working Group, said: “We are pleased that this proposal provides for local governance, and that the consultation will enable members of the public and stakeholders to help shape the future of the harbour lands.”

In the draft proposal the group say they do not wish to get into discussions with regard to ownership and liability of the harbour lands, but have identified a desire to start to develop and implement alternative governance for the harbour lands.

It is also proposed to commission external solicitors to develop sustainable long term models for revised ownership and control of the harbour lands.

They will be asked to address a number of issues including providing an open and transparent model that encourages local involvement, and ensuring reinvestment from surpluses generated within the harbour lands back into the area.

To view the draft proposals or for more information visit www.waveney.gov.uk.

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other East Anglian Daily Times visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by East Anglian Daily Times staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique East Anglian Daily Times account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Showers have tested positive for Legionella bacteria at Walton-on-the-Naze lifestyles

Bosses have decided to shut an Essex leisure centre over fears a customer contracted a serious lung infection after using the showers.

Fares on Greater Anglia trains will go up less steeply than the national average.

Rail fares on East Anglia’s lines are set to rise by just under 2% in January.

Kameron May infographic. Pic: Suffolk Constabulary

Parents and victims of a jailed Suffolk paedophile have told of the devastating emotional damage his “abhorrent” crimes inflicted on them.

David Argent with his mother Mary, who died last month.

The death of a “kind, caring” mother signals the end of an era in Suffolk, her eldest son has said.

Ipswich Hospital has launched its Christmas Giving Tree appeal for December 2016. (l-r): Ethan Johnson, Sheree Will, Isabella Johnson, Kristy Will and Louis Johnson.

From children’s books and Lego, to slippers and jigsaws, let’s help give every patient at Ipswich Hospital a present this Christmas.

Essex police are appealing for information to find 38-year-old Anthony Defreitas who is wanted on suspicion of breaking a non-molestation order.

A scattering of leaves on a tree stump. Photo by Paul Templeton

Photographers have turned their focus on texture this week for our iwitness challenge.

Most read

Great Days Out

cover

Click here to view
the Great Days Out
supplement

View

Most commented

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Streetlife

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

MyDate24 MyPhotos24