A Suffolk town's masterplan - which includes a potential lido powered by Sizewell C - is set to be published within the next month.

A spokesperson for East Suffolk Council said some minor amendments were being made to the Leiston masterplan, which will act as a blueprint for the transformation of the town.

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Public consultations into the plan were held at the start of this year.

Among suggestions contained in the draft document, calls were made for the town's proximity to the new Sizewell C nuclear power station to be explored, including 'possible synergies/shared facilities e.g. using waste heat from the plant for a lido at Sizewell'.

The masterplan also outlines the benefits of the "incredible strategic footpath network" linking Leiston with the coast, which will be "further enhanced" by Sizewell C, while the power project will also provide "increased footfall and demand on facilities", along with employment opportunities.

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Other potential improvements could include a one-way system creating a new street layout in the High Street to provide a more relaxed and enjoyable experience for shoppers, as well as the pedestrianisation of the northern section of the High Street to provide a public space in the town centre.

A new community and health hub is also planned for the Waterloo Centre, in Waterloo Avenue, which could also become home to the town’s GP surgery if it relocates from its current site in Main Street.

Meanwhile, the vacated surgery site could become an engineering college as part of a ‘heritage quarter’ focusing on the Long Shop Museum and Post Office Square.

In January, a spokesperson for Sizewell C said the developer was open to 'exploring innovative schemes to harness the residual heat from the power station'.