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Plans for 650 homes at Lake Lothing

PUBLISHED: 13:42 18 January 2008 | UPDATED: 19:27 05 July 2010

HOW IT COULD LOOK: An artist's impression of Brooke Peninsula.

HOW IT COULD LOOK: An artist's impression of Brooke Peninsula.

HOPES of building 650 new homes on the banks of Lake Lothing, in Lowestoft, have been drawn up by developers.

The project is planned on the Brooke Peninsula and would also feature a new marina, offices, shops and a retirement home as part of the proposals lodged with Waveney District Council.

HOPES of building 650 new homes on the banks of Lake Lothing, in Lowestoft, have been drawn up by developers.

The project is planned on the Brooke Peninsula and would also feature a new marina, offices, shops and a retirement home as part of the proposals lodged with Waveney District Council.

The site, off Heath Road, was home to the Brooke Marine shipyard and has been highlighted as a key area for redevelopment by 1st East, the urban regeneration company.

Outline plans show that the applicant, Shaun Keegan of CKS Development, wants to build 550 one, two and three-bedroom flats, and 100 houses.

The new marina would feature 130 berths for boats while a continuing care retirement home is planned with more than 200 bedrooms.

In planning documents submitted to Waveney Council, agents say: “The development will regenerate an existing brownfield site previously used for industrial purposes, including ship-building, into a mixed-use, residential-led development.

“The site and general area is in need of regeneration.”

The site earmarked covers about 12.5 hectares and houses the Brooke Business and Industrial Park, but the planning application says its closure is “inevitable” because of its poor economic performance.

Plans show the site will feature a 20-storey tower, landscaped open space and new footpaths and cycleways. Developers propose to raise the level of the land to reduce the risk of flooding.

1st East has highlighted six areas around Lowestoft where it will concentrate on attracting millions of pounds of new investment.

As well as increasing the opportunities for new business, a blueprint also reveals proposals to build 1,500 new homes on brownfield sites in the town.

Sally Spore, district councillor for the area covering the Brooke Peninsula, said: “I think generally, anything that is going to regenerate Lowestoft is a good thing. In terms of providing homes, we've also got government targets to meet.”

People can inspect the application at Waveney's planning office in Mariners Street, Lowestoft, until January 31.

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