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Over 140 people have their say on cinema and restaurant plans for Great Yarmouth town centre in masterplan

PUBLISHED: 11:28 02 February 2017 | UPDATED: 11:28 02 February 2017

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The public have had its say on plans to bring a cinema and new restaurants to Great Yarmouth town centre.

Among the suggestions put forward in the borough council’s masterplan are for a multiplex and leisure complex on part of the King Street car park and to move the market further north in the market place, creating a new event and performance space.

Over the three-week consultation on the draft plan the council received about 140 responses – double that received during the initial consultation.

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Cllr Graham Plant, the council leader, said that this demonstrates a good level of engagement and reflects that the town centre is a top public priority.

“The draft Masterplan illustrates how Great Yarmouth’s unique and historic central spaces can evolve over the coming years to strengthen the whole town centre as a commercial and cultural hub, meeting the needs and aspirations of communities and the challenges all town centres face,” he said.

“This important Masterplan is by no means finalised and the borough council would like to thank everyone who took part in the consultation on the draft. All of the feedback is valuable and we are pleased that so many individuals and organisations have kindly shared their views and insights,” he added.

The council is currently collating the consultation responses, which will be considered by councillors and officers as work continues to shape the final vision.

Further plans:

• 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 for the historic alleyways in the town centre

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