Plans lodged for block of more than 30 flats in one of town’s historic scores

PUBLISHED: 16:08 03 July 2018 | UPDATED: 17:47 03 July 2018

Map showing where a new block of flats could be built off Herring Fishery Score in Lowestoft. Picture: Google

Map showing where a new block of flats could be built off Herring Fishery Score in Lowestoft. Picture: Google


A large block of flats - including two luxury penthouses - could be built among one of Lowestoft’s historic scores.

A planning application has been lodged for a 35-home development on Herring Fishery Score, which would consist of a variety of one and two bedroom apartments split across five staggered floors.

The plans set out a block of flats stepped up in height, with its highest level split into two penthouse apartments, with a number of the flats also including either balconies or roof terraces.

The project’s design and access statement says: “The apartments have been designed in such a way as to reflect the historic character of the area, whilst providing and incorporating modern house design, with good arrangements and views.

“The design of the apartments is such that they retain gable features, which were typical of those associated with the town’s heritage.”

If the application is approved, it will result in the demolition of four commercial units, which currently stand behind the amateur boxing club.

The units have previously been used by a charity called Breakout to nurture social, personal and vocational skills in young people.

The statement adds: “The proposed development carefully considers the relationship between the existing elevated buildings to the rear of the High Street and the lower buildings on Herring Fishery Score and Christ Church.

“The ground floor of the building is dedicated to car parking, services and access to the apartments over.”

The development would also feature roof gardens along the east and north boundaries, car parking provisions on the ground floor and passenger lift access to apartments.

A company called PD Architecture has produced three images of what the development could look like on behalf of the applicant, Colin Belton,

However, Mr Belton refused permission for the images to be used in this publication. Instead, the images can be viewed on the East Suffolk council website.

The images can be found at the following links

• North-west view

• South-west view

• South-east view

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