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Have your say on future of Southwold Harbour lands from Monday

PUBLISHED: 18:12 28 May 2014 | UPDATED: 18:13 28 May 2014

Southwold Harbour.

Southwold Harbour.

A plan to make significant improvements in Southwold is open for consultation from this Monday and will be available on council websites.

The people of Southwold are to being encouraged to have their say on the draft proposals for the future of the Southwold Harbour lands.

Councillors from Southwold Town Council and Waveney District Council formed a working group during 2013 with the intention of making some immediate improvements for users and visitors; and to develop proposals that will secure a bright and sustainable future for the Harbour lands.

The councils say they have a shared commitment to securing long term investments and improvements on the harbour lands that reflect and respect the unique culture and character of Southwold.

John Windell, chairman of the Southwold Town Council working group, said: “We are pleased that this proposal provides for local governance, and that the consultation will enable members of the public and stakeholders to help shape the future of the harbour lands.”

The joint working group has developed a set of draft proposals that it is ‘minded to’ recommend to Southwold Town Council and the cabinet of Waveney District Council.

This ‘minded to’ document will be published on Monday and will be open for a six week public consultation during June and July.

Then, having reviewed all of the information, views and comments, the joint working group will determine what final recommendations to put to Southwold Town Council and Waveney District Council’s cabinet.

The final recommendations will be considered at simultaneous meetings of Southwold Town Council and Waveney District Council which will take place in Southwold during the week of July 28.

To view the document and have your say from Monday, click on the Waveney District Council website at www.waveney.gov.uk or the Southwold Town Council website at http://southwold.onesuffolk.net

The websites will also include details as to how to express an interest in presenting/ speaking directly to the working group.

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