People can find out more about redevelopment of a former factory site at a special exhibition this month.

Plans that could see up to 500 new homes built on the former Jeld Wen factory site in Lowestoft will be showcased at a public exhibition. 

After opening as a joinery factory and timber yard in 1962 that was run by Boulton and Paul before being purchased by Jeld-Wen UK Ltd in 1999, the factory closed in June 2010, with the loss of more than 190 jobs, and has been vacant ever since.

Last month development consultancy, Pegasus Group, submitted an Environmental Impact Assessment Scoping Request for an EIA Proposed Development to East Suffolk Council for the waterfront site.

With the 'scoping report' submitted to the council on behalf of the applicant, Statuslist Ltd - a Birmingham-based private limited company - developers behind the major scheme have now unveiled a new website.

It provides details of the emerging development proposals; arrangements for the public exhibition event; how you can have your say; and the next steps in the process.

The plans that could see "all existing on-site buildings" demolished and "up to 500 residential dwellings" built along with "up to 3.2 hectares of employment land as well as associated access, infrastructure and landscaping" for the land off Waveney Drive. 

A Pegasus Group spokesman said: "We are holding a Public Exhibition on the emerging proposals for the Former Jeld Wen Factory Site in Lowestoft from 2pm to 7pm on February 14 at the East Point Pavilion.

"Prior to submitting an Outline Planning Application to East Suffolk Council in spring 2024, we are holding a public exhibition and inviting locals to view and comment on our proposals."

The website adds: "The site has been vacant for some time and has been identified by East Suffolk Council for redevelopment.

​"Our emerging proposals represent a very significant investment and vote of confidence in the future of Lowestoft and seek to deliver positive change to this previously developed brownfield site."

Visit the website for full details.