Agenda and minutes

Venue: Council Chamber, Hunstanton Town Hall, The Green, Hunstanton

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No. Item


Apologies for absence

To receive any apologies for absence.


Apologies for absence were received from Councillors Mrs Bower, Mrs Nockolds and Smith.


Minutes pdf icon PDF 79 KB

To approve the minutes of the previous meeting.


RESOLVED: The minutes from the previous meeting were agreed as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.


Declarations of Interest

Please indicate if there are any interests which should be declared.  A declaration of interest should indicate the nature of the interest (if not already declared on the Register of Interests) and the agenda item to which it relates.  If a disclosable pecuniary interest is declared, the Member should withdraw from the room whilst the matter is discussed.


Those declarations apply to all Members present, whether the Member is part of the meeting, attending to speak as a local Member on an item or simply observing the meeting from the public seating area.


There was none.


Urgent Business

To consider any business which, by reason of special circumstances, the Chairman proposes to accept as urgent under Section 100(b)(4)(b) of the Local Government Act, 1972.


There was none.


Members Present Pursuant to Standing Order 34

Members wishing to speak pursuant to Standing Order 34 should inform the Chairman of their intention to do so and on what items they wish to be heard before the meeting commences.  Any Member attending the meeting under Standing Order 34 will only be permitted to speak on those items which have been previously notified to the Chairman.


Councillors Beal, Bird and Middleton for item RD47.


Chairman's Correspondence

If any.


There was none.


Hunstanton Southern Seafront Masterplan pdf icon PDF 397 KB

Members will be presented with information from the Consultants and have the opportunity to comment on the concepts.


The Chairman welcomed Wayne Hemingway from Hemingway Design to the meeting.  Wayne Hemingway introduced himself and provided those present with a brief overview of his background in design and his design company.  The Panel was informed that Hemingway Design had been commissioned by the borough council to develop a vision and a viable Masterplan for Hunstanton’s Southern Seafront area.


Members of the Panel had been on a tour of the Masterplan area prior to the meeting. 


Wayne Hemingway provided those present with an overview of his initial ideas and concepts which could potentially be included in the Masterplan. 


Those present were informed that a public survey was available and open to all.  It could be accessed at:  As at 4th September 2018 585 responses to the survey had been received.  The survey would be live until 23rd September 2018.  Full results from the survey would be published as part of the Masterplan.


The Panel was provided with information on some of the suggestions and comments which had been submitted through the public consultation exercise.  These included the importance of the natural environment, making Hunstanton a year round attraction and improvements to sites, attractions and accessibility.


The Panel was informed that a community and stakeholder engagement session had recently been held and feedback from the session would be used to inform the draft Masterplan. 


Wayne Hemingway highlighted the following ideas/concepts which could be included in the Masterplan:


·        Creation of event spaces, cultural hubs and pop up catering offers.

·        How to get young people to live and stay in Hunstanton.

·        The promenade and its design, inland green spaces, landscaped areas, a tidal pool and the condition of the beach.

·        Public realm improvements including disabled access, cycle access (which was currently prohibited along the promenade), toilets, attractions and street furniture.

·        The Oasis site, which was currently operating at a loss.

·        Car parks.

·        Linking areas such as Hunstanton to Old Hunstanton and a link between the beach, the seafront and inland.

·        Kiosks, Beach Huts, art work, sculptures and fountains.

·        Restaurants and eateries including pop up restaurants and events.

·        Incorporating design into coastal defences.

·        Being unique and quirky and community ownership.


Wayne Hemingway stressed the importance of communities and businesses coming together to work for the benefit of Hunstanton as a whole.  He commented that it should not just be down to the council to take action.    He explained that some of the concepts and ideas in the Masterplan could be quick wins, which he felt would make a difference to the Town and could kick start longer term improvements.  He explained that quick wins could include improvements to the catering offer and could include engaging with existing local businesses and getting them to work together for the benefit of Hunstanton as a whole.


The Panel was informed that the draft Masterplan would be published in due course and would include further detail on the suggestions that had been highlighted by Wayne Hemingway at the meeting.


The Chairman thanked Wayne Hemingway  ...  view the full minutes text for item RD47:


Work Programme and Forward Decision List pdf icon PDF 62 KB

Additional documents:


The Panel was informed that South East King’s Lynn Strategic Growth Area/West Winch Relief Road would be added onto the Panel’s Work Programme for October.


RESOLVED: The Panel’s Work Programme was noted.


Date of the next meeting

To note that the next meeting of the Regeneration & Development Panel is scheduled to take place on 30th October 2018 at 6.00pm in the Council Chamber, Town Hall, Saturday Market Place, King’s Lynn.


The next meeting of the Regeneration and Development Panel would be held on Tuesday 30th October 2018 at 6.00pm in the Council Chamber, Town Hall, Saturday Market Place, King’s Lynn.