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Hull’s West Docklands area could be redeveloped as Cabinet discuss brief

Hull City Council’s Cabinet will discuss a report detailing the design brief for the West Docklands area.

The design brief would set a planning framework for development and regeneration of the area.

The land is bounded by the operational Albert and William Wright Docks to the south, the A63 to the north, Daltry Street to the west and Commercial Road and Manor House Street to the east.

The framework seeks to:

  • Support existing local businesses in the area
  • Promote further employment growth, in particular, a new medi-tech centre
  • Secure an area of new housing to the south of Wellington Street West
  • Retain and improve the ice arena
  • Allow for the consideration of a cruise facility at the Albert and William Wright Dock, dependent on external funding

Following formal consultation earlier this year, the report seeks approval to finalise plans and to ensure that all interested parties are aware.

Cllr Paul Drake-Davis, portfolio holder for regeneration and housing, said: “The council sees real potential for positive regeneration and change in the West Docklands area and this new masterplan will help to make that a reality.

“This plan aims to bring employment and economic growth to the area, as well as the retention of the ice arena and expansion of leisure activities.

“The council has listened to local businesses and residents who’ve helped get us to this point.

“Now, this new plan is an important stepping stone in getting the potential out of the West Docklands area and ensuring the rest of the city sees its huge benefits.”

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