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Town Hall Project receives Planning Approval

17 November 2023

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Lowestoft Town Hall receives planning permission from East Suffolk Council.

At the meeting of East Suffolk Council’s Planning Committee North on 14th November 2023, planning permission was unanimously granted for the regeneration of the iconic Town Hall in Lowestoft’s High Street.  Permission for the listed building consent was also approved unanimously by the Committee.

Speaking at the Planning Committee North meeting, Cllr Sarah Plummer, Chair of the Planning Committee North said, “there is some very exciting work going on here and we are all looking forward to seeing where it all ends up”.

The amount of work that was put into the planning applications by all involved was also praised by the Committee.

With planning permission agreed, the process of regenerating the Town Hall is now a step further along.  With around £6million of external funding already secured, the Town Council are currently running a consultation on proposals to take out a £4million Public Works Loan to complete the funding.  The consultation survey is open until 19th November with members of the public able to complete the survey and read the supporting information online.

The Lowestoft Town Hall Project is a Lowestoft Town Council initiative supported National Lottery players via The National Lottery Heritage Fund.  Other significant funders for the regeneration include Historic England, The Architectural Heritage Fund, Towns Fund, and East Suffolk Council.

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