Public and industry stakeholders invited to share their thoughts on plans

4th April 2018: This month will see plans for BEC’s proposed developments at North Shore revealed in more detail.

The scheme, which seeks to improve the gateway of Whitehaven, will be brought forward with key partners Copeland Borough Council and Whitehaven Harbour Commissioners.

The public and industry stakeholders will be invited to view the scheme components at a drop-in hub on the old bus depot site at Whitehaven’s harbour front. Access to consultation will also be available digitally via a bespoke, mobile friendly, website found at www.becnorthshore.com, from the middle of April.

“We’ve been working hard to assess the potential for a number of key sites in Whitehaven with our partners and we are now at a point where we would like to share these thoughts with the public and other industry stakeholders,” commented BEC CEO Michael Pemberton.

BEC’s Head of Property & Development, Rob Miller added: “We’ll also hold a series of events over the coming months for specific interest groups, for example those interested in construction, or the low carbon aspirations of the development.”

The North Shore consultation will also signpost to any other statutory consultation that is connected with the scheme, for example Cumbria County Council’s highways work that will see road improvements which enable better traffic flow around the new sites. In tandem, CCC, will also look to bring about an improvement to pedestrian crossing points and will see links between the harbour, the new developments and the town centre’s historic core enhanced. CCC’s consultation starts on 9th April 2018.

“Cumbria County Council’s consultation is an important step in the transformation of the North Shore area, allowing people who live, work and play in the town to share their views and learn more about proposals to make the area safer for cars and pedestrians. We support CCC in their aspirations to improve the roadworks in this important area for Whitehaven, and we look forward to seeing the consultation results,” concluded Michael.

Elected Mayor of Copeland, Mike Starkie added: “I believe the plans for the North Shore area of Whitehaven will be transformational for the town. The impact of the regeneration of the North Shore area will be felt far and wide and we look forward to continuing to work with our partners to help these exciting plans come to fruition.”

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