Way paved for regeneration

The completion of a conservation area management plan has paved the way for the continuing regeneration one of Yarmouth's most historic quarters.The plan, set to be formally adopted by the borough council cabinet on Wednesday, outlines the historical features of the King Street area, including 35 listed buildings, Flemish-style wall plates, railings and ancient walls.

The completion of a conservation area management plan has paved the way for the continuing regeneration one of Yarmouth's most historic quarters.

The plan, set to be formally adopted by the borough council cabinet on Wednesday, outlines the historical features of the King Street area, including 35 listed buildings, Flemish-style wall plates, railings and ancient walls.

It also notes areas that need environmental improvement, such as ugly traffic signage and street lights not in keeping with a conservation area.

Conservation officer Darren Barker said the plan would be an important tool for planners, ensuring the area's history was safeguarded, and would help to lever in more regeneration funding.

Earlier this year, the council clinched the funding for an �8m scheme to make King Street more pedestrian friendly through a new road layout, and to restore the quarter's central feature - the listed St George's Chapel - as a multi-purpose cultural venue.

Following the completion of public consultation, work on widening pave-ments and turning King Street and the parallel Deneside into a one-way system is likely to start in October.

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