At the committee meeting the councillor's supported the proposal unanimously, complementing the proposal and thanking the project team for working with planning officers too.
The hotel has stood empty for more than 10 years. The redevelopment will provide a high quality mixed use scheme that is ideally located to support and accommodate employees in Lowestoft’s growing offshore renewables and nuclear energy markets. Notwithstanding the emerging demand from these sectors, the development has been designed to stand up on its own as a housing led mixed use development.
Ian Douglass, Head of Planning at Lanpro said, “Our planning and design teams worked collaboratively with Planning Officers, and responded to matters raised by Members of the Planning Committee, to achieve this permission which will see the regeneration of the site. As a company, we are heavily involved in the renewable energy sector, including on some significant solar farm schemes, so it is good to be involved in projects like this which will ultimately support growth in that sector.”