New date for Hartlepool Waterfront consultation event

Published Monday, 12th March 2018

A NEW date has been arranged for a public consultation event on proposed initial development projects for the Hartlepool Waterfront which was postponed due to the recent severe weather.

The drop-in event – which was due to take place the week before last at Community Hub Central in York Road – will now be held at the same venue on Thursday 22 March from 2pm to 6pm.

People will be able to find out more about, and comment on, plans for a water activity centre, grassed areas, a sculpture trail, boundary seating and new LED lighting which aim to provide “a statement of intent” for the future transformation of the former Jacksons Landing site and surrounding area.

Hartlepool Borough Council recently approved the projects and allocated £1.4m for them from its regeneration schemes budget.

Alternatively, people can view the plans and comment on them online up until Wednesday 21 March by clicking here.

Hartlepool Waterfront now

Councillor Kevin Cranney, Chair of the Council’s Regeneration Services Committee, said: “The long-term plan is to develop the Hartlepool Waterfront as a landmark destination with a mix of civic, cultural, leisure and visitor attractions to complement the restaurants, cafes, bars and shops within the wider Hartlepool Marina area.

“However, as the Hartlepool Waterfront site will be developed in phases over a period of time, it’s important to deliver a series of initial projects to attract interest and potential investment and to begin to change the perception of the site.

“I would encourage people to take part in the consultation and tell us what they think of these proposed initial projects.”

The intention is to start work on site in September following the Hartlepool Waterfront Festival. The plan for a water activity centre has been developed in partnership with Hartlepool Marina.

For more information, please contact the Council’s Economic Regeneration Team on (01429) 867677.