Plans for a new cruise terminal in the West Docklands area of Hull are set to be discussed by local councillors.
Hull City Council (HCC) will hear the proposals to build a new cruise port, which have been described as “exciting”, during a cabinet meeting later this month.
The plans are part of a wider design brief which would set a planning framework for development and regeneration of the area, seeking to support existing local businesses and promote employment growth.
Depending on external funding, the council said, the framework will also allow for the consideration of a cruise facility at the Albert and William Wright Dock. Plans for a reported £73m cruise terminal at another location were scrapped last year.
Cruise terminal plans to bring ’employment and economic growth’ to Hull
HCC portfolio holder for regeneration and housing councillor Paul Drake-Davis 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,” he added. “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.”