Published: Thursday, 28th June 2018
Further topographic survey works get underway in Hunstanton next week covering the southern seafront area.
The southern seafront area was identified in the 2017 Hunstanton Prosperity Coastal Community Team prospectus as a priority area for regeneration work. HemingwayDesign has recently been appointed to develop a masterplan for the area.
Contractors, appointed by the council, will be seen in and around the southern seafront area which includes, the southern part of the prom, the Oasis Leisure Centre, car parks and the former Kit Kat site, among others.
The topographic survey will identify and map contours on the sites and any existing above or slightly below ground features such as manholes, utility poles, retaining walls, trees and so on. The survey will provide accurate information, which will assist with the development of future plans for the area. Private owners and leaseholders within the study area have been informed that the survey is taking place.
Cllr Peter Hodson, cabinet member for Performance and Economic Development, said: "This survey work is a vital stage of the project and helps to determine development options and feasibility for each site. This information will be used by HemingwayDesign, and will also be used in elements of our Coastal Management Plan and One Public Estate work, as some sites overlap with these projects."
Survey work has already been carried out in the bus station and library area of the town under the One Public Estate initiative and further survey work will be carried out on other sites identified under One Public Estate in the coming months.
Cllr Beales, cabinet member for Corporate Projects and Assets, added: “It’s important that people know that we are looking at a number of projects that will ensure that publicly-owned assets are rationalised to improve services, reduce costs and drive growth and development. We are also looking at regeneration projects to increase tourism and investment opportunities in the area.
"With all these projects we are very much at the information gathering stage. This data will inform the development of future proposals.”