70 beach huts are heading for town’s seafront

These views could be enjoyed by the beach hut owners. Picture: James Bass

These views could be enjoyed by the beach hut owners. Picture: James Bass - Credit: Eastern Daily Press © 2016

A bid to build 70 beach huts on Gorleston seafront has been approved by Great Yarmouth Borough Council’s development control committee.

Now they have been approved, the 70 timber huts will be constructed on the lower prom with a toilet block with three toilets also built for users.

Wednesday night’s meeting heard there had been eight letters of objection sent in, citing various issues such as parking, the narrowing of the prom and there not being enough toilets for the hut users.

Jay Formosa, owner of the Beach Cafe, spoke at the meeting and said there were not enough toilets and they should be for the public and that access to the beach huts could be a “disaster waiting to happen”.

Councillor Tony Wright also raised concerns and mooted only having an initial 40 huts built.

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However other councillors praised the scheme and said it would boost Gorleston, with Charles Reynolds saying the town was enjoying a renaissance and the huts would enhance the area.

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