Public’s chance to view £600k upgrade plans for Suffolk beauty spot
- Credit: Archant
A Suffolk beauty spot is set to be put firmly on the tourism map with a £600k investment in facilities.
Mid Suffolk District Council hopes to boost visitor numbers for Needham Lake with "exciting" plans for a visitor centre and café, which will be open to local people to view.
The council hopes to support the local economy and encourage more people to enjoy outdoor pursuits by developing the site, which is already the most visited free attraction in the East of England in 2018, according to Visit England.
MORE - Thomas Cook collapse 'costing everybody' says independent travel agent helping stranded holidaymakersCouncillor Julie Flatman , cabinet member for communities and housing, said the lake was "a wonderful attraction".
"We want more people to be able to enjoy it," she said.
"We are pleased to be able to share our plans for this new centre at Needham Lake with local residents and business.
You may also want to watch:
"It is important that this project reflects the view of the community and I encourage everyone to come along and have their say, to help enhance the facilities and build on the reputation that the Lake already has."
Residents can see the plans on Thursday, October 10, from 4pm to 7pm in the Burton Room, Needham Market Community Centre, School Street, Needham Market IP6 8BB. The council is also seeking a tenant to manage the facility.
- 1 Man dies following collision on A12
- 2 'Cook changes it for Ipswich... I never thought it would happen for them before' - Gillingham boss Evans
- 3 Mouldy scone leads to bakery firm being fined £9k for hygiene breaches
- 4 'I have a clear style of play... that will be evident from day one' - Cook on Town's identity
- 5 'Landmark' refusal of 18 homes in Suffolk village aided by community
- 6 A134 to close for resurfacing works taking drivers on 4-mile diversion
- 7 Filming for new TV detective thriller to take place in Suffolk
- 8 New collision beams 'catching drivers out' at Suffolk's 'most bashed' bridge
- 9 Owner on 'sad' decision to close popular restaurant
- 10 'We've got to aim for the stars' - New boss Cook on his Ipswich Town ambitions
Any interested groups, organisations or business are invited to contact Andrew Brooker, interim estate surveyor, for more information email@example.com