Facelift for Leiston gets go ahead

A town centre facelift for Leiston has been given the go-ahead. Members of Suffolk Coastal District Council's cabinet committee met to discuss the major proposals being planned for Leiston.

A town centre facelift for Leiston has been given the go-ahead.

Members of Suffolk Coastal District Council's cabinet committee met to discuss the major proposals being planned for Leiston.

The project tackles a range of issues from transport, services and traffic to promotion of the town and is outlined in the Leiston Town Centre Action Plan.

A total of 45 projects have been laid out including plans to create a town square at the Old Post Office Square, giving more space for pedestrians and reducing the impact of parked cars.

Consultants are also looking at the possibility of a one-way system in the town as part of a new transport action plan.

Jeremy Schofield, the council's director of planning and leisure, said members had endorsed the plans yesterday and were pleased to be working on the project.

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"It's an important action plan taking forward further development and improvement of Leiston," he added.