Plans for 500 homes and commercial space on a brownfield site in Lowestoft went on display on Wednesday (February 14)

The former factory of door manufacturer Jeld Wen has been vacant since 2010 but has been identified by East Suffolk Council for redevelopment as part of the wider Kirkley Waterfront Sustainable Urban Neighbourhood.

Locals saw the proposals for up to 500 homes, up to 21,000 sq m of B2 (general industry) and/or B8 (storage & distribution) space fronting Lake Lothing and cycle and pedestrian routes.

The mix of homes will be up to four storeys in height.

Plans for the 14.3-hectare site, owned by Status List, are being worked up by Assael and Pegasus.

The consultation period runs until February 28 and an outline planning application will then be submitted to East Suffolk Council in Spring 2024.


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