Council Merger – Its A Con

The proposed (and hence certain to go through) merger between Waveney District Council (WDC) and Suffolk Coastal has been coming for a long time. Never admitted of course, never tested at elections but all the signs were there. Tory run Waveney combined with even Toryer Suffolk Coastal will, they hope, entrench them for ever in…

Town Hall

Town Hall For Sale

Lowestoft Town Hall, the Grade 11 listed building  which has served the town for over 150 years, is up  for sale. Tory Council leader Colin Law wants suggestions  for its use, which he must then impose on the future  owners. His ideas include “business space, cultural  and heritage opportunities or residential units” to add to…

Town Hall

Waveney District and Suffolk County Councils plan to move most of their staff to Riverside Road and dump the historic Town Hall. Lowestoft Coalition Against the Cuts has lodged four objections based on Waveney’s planning policies. These say that new office buildings should be built in the town centre. Those wishing to build elsewhere must…

The Planners Say That…

There are precedents for granting planning permission in the abandoned Campus Project and the nearby Northumbrian Water offices. The former wanted a much larger site and included CEFAS which needed a nearby sea water supply. NW Ltd is moving from one o ut of town site to another, larger one. Therefore, neither case is comparable…