The transformation of vacant land could be a "catalyst for further regeneration" in the Lowestoft area.

A former industrial site in Lowestoft looks set for a new lease of life as plans for a new industrial development look set to be given the green light.

Lowestoft Journal: A proposed street view of The Nexus in Lowestoft.A proposed street view of The Nexus in Lowestoft. (Image: East Suffolk Council)

A scheme centring around the "demolition of all existing buildings within site boundary and construction of 16 industrial units split between five buildings" on land "adjacent to Newcombe House on Newcombe Road, Lowestoft" were lodged with East Suffolk Council last November.

Plans submitted by agents Concertus Design and Property Consultants on behalf of the applicant East Suffolk Council will be voted on at a meeting of the council's planning committee North on Tuesday, June 13.

Lowestoft Journal: The Nexus - a view looking east along new access road into the site. Image: Concertus Design and Property ConsultantsThe Nexus - a view looking east along new access road into the site. Image: Concertus Design and Property Consultants (Image: East Suffolk Council)

Councillors will be told planning officers recommend approval of the proposed development, subject to conditions.

A planning report to councillors states: "This application seeks planning permission for the re-development of a council-owned site off Newcombe Road, Lowestoft.

"The site forms part of the ‘PowerPark’ – 23.37 hectares of land allocated in the (Waveney) Local Plan for employment development."

With the council looking to regenerate the industrial zone known as the PowerPark in Lowestoft, the industrial development would be known as The Nexus.

With the "proposed development" centring around the construction of 16 industrial units, split between five buildings, along with associated works, it adds: "The proposal is a well-designed re-development of a brownfield site.

"Subject to some minor technical details being resolved with Suffolk County Council Highways and Local Lead Flood Authority, planning permission can be granted for the proposed development."

In recommending the "authority to approve" subject to conditions and "any further minor amendments required", the council's case officer's report to councillors concluded: "The proposed development accords with the Development Plan as a re-development of a brownfield, allocated site for a use that will support the PowerPark policy objectives.

"The proposal will support and facilitate economic growth, providing jobs for the community."