About the Project
A high quality landscaped area that celebrates its location as the most easterly point in England, including improved links to the High Street and town centre.
The Ness comprises the greenspace and promenade between the beach and Whapload Road, north of the Birds Eye factory. It also encompasses Ness Point, the most easterly point in England and the historic Drying Racks being overlooked by the Scores.
The Area Action Plan proposes enhancing this area to provide a high quality landscaped park that celebrates its location as the most easterly point in England. As part of this, there will be new play facilities, space for cultural events, protection of net drying racks, landscaping, potential for new pavilion/cafe at Ness Point and improved pedestrian and cycle links to the High Street and town centre.
Find out more by reading SSP4 - East of England Park in the adopted Area Action Plan.
Progress to date
- Waveney District (now East Suffolk) Council, along with partners the Town Council, Lowestoft Vision and the East Suffolk Building Preservation Trust, successfully applied for North Lowestoft to become a Heritage Action Zone. This will enable the partnership to deliver a 5 year plan to not only improve the physical fabric of the area, but also encourage community involvement and a sense of ownership. The Zone includes The Ness, the Scores, the historic High Street and the parks. (Ongoing)
- £1million Coastal Community Fund grant has been awarded to the Council to transform The Ness (Lowestoft Ness Regeneration Scheme) into a landmark destination that celebrates the history of the area. The Ness and Heritage Action Zone both meet the objectives of the Lowestoft Coastal Community Team to make more of its heritage assets and maritime history and to increase the number of visitors to the area. (April 2017)
- An activity was rolled out in schools, supported by Waveney Youth Council, to give school children a voice in shaping future plans for the area. A presentation day was arranged and positively received to allow each school to hear one another’s ideas. (May 2015)
- On 14 January 2020 work began at the site. For safety reasons, public access to the site will be restricted during the works, but the sea wall can still be accessed via Ness Point and Tingdene.
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