Final Great Yarmouth Town Centre Masterplan to be unveiled with plans for new cinema and restaurants

A visualisation of what Hall Plain in Great Yarmouth's historic Quayside could look like after regen

A visualisation of what Hall Plain in Great Yarmouth's historic Quayside could look like after regeneration. Photo: GYBC - Credit: Archant

The final version of a plan to transform Great Yarmouth town centre will be unveiled this evening.

Plans for the heart of town dentre around King Street and Regent Road, where a cinema has been sugge

Plans for the heart of town dentre around King Street and Regent Road, where a cinema has been suggested. Photo: GYBC - Credit: Archant

At a meeting of Great Yarmouth Borough Council's economic development committee on May 9, councillors will be shown the full plans.

Early proposals showed a new cinema and restaurant development, a remodelled market and improvement to several thoroughfares and shopping areas.

The Town Centre Masterplan has been nearly two years in the making and a draft version was released at the end of last year and put out to public consultation.

The Rows artist design

The Rows artist design - Credit: Archant

MORE: Experts called in to save town centreAt the time, in a joint statement, the council's political group leaders, Cllrs Graham Plant, Kay Grey, Trevor Wainwright and Adrian Myers, said: 'The public have identified Great Yarmouth town centre as a top priority, and the borough council has responded with the Town Centre Initiative, which has already helped to boost the town centre.'

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• The Conge – New mixed use, residential led development lining up both sides of the lower half of the road

• Train station – Improving the overall arrival by experience by road and rail, including clear information signage and well lit spaces

• Hall Plain – Long term plan linked to introduction of third river crossing. The project aims to make it a 'premium leisure based development' with the creation of a food and drink quarter and promotion of guest houses and hotels

• The Rows – Design improvements with better signage and lighting

The project is scheduled to be delivered in three phases.

The second phase, between 2019 and 2020, is described as the earliest reasonable deadline by which such major capital projects can be designed, approved, funded and delivered.

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