The Southport Development Strategy will be available for the public to view and comment on from Monday, December 7 to Monday, February 8 2016.
Developed by Sefton Council in partnership with consultants Nexus Planning, the strategy aims to encourage further investment in the town through promoting development opportunities, improving existing assets and, importantly, linking these together in a coherent way, that will result in economic, social and environmental benefits.
Southport is a key economic driver in the region as a tourist, leisure and shopping destination, attracting a large number of visitors from all over the country as well as local residents. In recent years, like many other seaside towns, Southport has faced a number of challenges despite its numerous assets and huge potential.
Cllr Marion Atkinson, Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Skills, said: “The Southport Development Strategy is an important document that will help shape the future of our fantastic resort and benefit the whole of the borough. We have worked closely with consultants Nexus Planning in order to come up a proposal that meets the needs of the public, the council and also private investors.
“I now look forward to listening to our residents and learning their views.”
The Strategy can be found online at sefton.gov.uk/southportstrategy and hard copies are available at Southport Library in The Atkinson, Southport Town Hall and Southport One Stop Shop, Cambridge Arcade. The public are invited to comment on the proposals via the website or by hard copy using reply forms, available at the above venues.
Alternatively, there will be 2 public drop-in sessions were people can find out more about the strategy. These will take place at Southport Library in The Atkinson on Saturday 12 December and Saturday 23 January, 2016 from 10am – 4pm.
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