Detailed proposals for the long-awaited £1.2 facelift of Lynn bus station and the surrounding area mark “an exciting time” for the town centre.
A consultation on the details of the ‘transport interchange’ scheme, to be funded mainly with cash from Tesco and Sainsbury to mitigate the impact of their out-of-town superstores, was launched this week.
And West Norfolk Council has said work could get under way by October/November and be complete by May.
Darren Taylor, chairman of Lynn town centre partnership, said: “First impressions are really important and any investment that helps to give a more positive impression of Lynn town centre is to be welcomed.
“The town centre partnership has been aware for a while that initiatives like Hardwick Industrial Estate potentially pose an economic threat to the town centre so it is nice to see this money coming from Tesco and Sainsbury’s. There is room for everybody so long as everybody gets their fair share.
“With the transport interchange project, Tuesday Market Place and heritage money for Saturday Market Place and the St James Street area, we are starting to see a pattern emerging in the town centre. It’s quite an exciting time.”