What do you think of beach village plans?

Local people are invited to view and comment on proposals for a ‘beach village’ on Felixstowe’s South Seafront.

East Suffolk Council is looking to improve the beach hut experience in Felixstowe and has launched a public consultation to enable local people to view and comment on proposals for a new ‘beach village’ on the South Seafront.

The proposals include 5 accessible, purpose-built pods, 25 tradition huts and a new public convenience block with Changing Places facilities. the existing trim trial will be moved to the current volleyball site, which will be re-landscaped and made into an activity park. As part of this, the existing equipment will be upgraded and additional facilities installed, including concrete table tennis tables, a petanque piste, accessible picnic benches, chess tables and outdoor space for workouts.

The aim of the project is to create accessible facilities that enables families and groups to enjoy everything the beach and town has to offer by hiring a beach hut for a day, or longer, as well as improving facilities for local people and visitors alike with the addition of new public conveniences and an activity park.

Due to the continuing challenges of Covid-19, the consultation will be taking place online from now until 5pm on 12 March 2021, during which time people can view the proposed plans at www.eastsuffolk.gov.uk/visitors/beach-huts-and-chalets/felixstowe-beach-village-consultation/

All comments and suggestions can be emailed to leisure@eastsuffolk.gov.uk