Waveney campus land deals 'closer'

Planners behind a proposed £52.7m council headquarters in Lowestoft said they are close to agreements with landowners as the re-opening of a public inquiry draws closer.

Planners behind a proposed £52.7m council headquarters in Lowestoft say they are close to agreements with landowners as the reopening of a public inquiry draws closer.

Businesses occupying the site objected to the compulsory purchase orders (CPOs) issued to relocate them when the hearing was adjourned in June.

When it reopens on October 9, objectors will be presented with a "revised programme" which was reported to councillors at Waveney District Council's performance and customer access scrutiny panel meeting last week.

After months of negotiations to resolve CPO settlements with the threatened businesses, the report says: "Aside from the public inquiry, Waveney continues to process negotiations and are nearing agreements with Claridges, Pipeshield and Shreeve."


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The landmark administrative and scientific complex planned for the banks of Lake Lothing is due to house 1,000 staff from the district and county councils and the Centre for the Environment Fisheries and Aquaculture Science by 2010.

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