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Plans for new cruise terminal in Hull given green light by council

Hull Cruise Terminal
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Plans for a new cruise terminal in Hull and the regeneration of the surrounding area have been given the go-ahead by local councillors.

A masterplan which sets out proposals to revamp the city’s Western Docklands area – which includes provision for a new cruise terminal – were approved by councillors during a cabinet meeting last Monday (27 November).

Specific projects outlined in the Western Docklands Design Brief include provisions for the new hub which would see ships dock at the bullnose of the Albert and William Wright Dock, subject to external funding.

The council said “significant opportunities” exist within the area covered by the design brief and it is important a clear framework to support new development and regeneration is provided.

“This relates not only to new development proposals but also to opportunities for investment in the area to support positive change including the proposal for a new cruise facility,” it added.

Locals torn on Hull cruise terminal plans

According to a report on the plans, the majority of responses received were supportive of the proposal for a new cruise facility, recognising the boost it could provide to the local economy.

However, some localised concerns were expressed regarding the impact the new terminal could have on residential amenity, while others questioned whether there was either demand for such a facility or the funds required to deliver the project. Concerns were also expressed about traffic generation associated with the port.

According to Hull Live, the council’s regeneration portfolio holder councillor Paul Drake-Davis said the masterplan was an “important opportunity to realise the real potential” for regeneration in the area.

“Local people tell us they want to see Hull’s economy thriving with new economic development and regeneration for the city. This new and exciting Western Docklands plan will be a new chapter for this part of the city with massive improvements on the way.”

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