North Norfolk District Council undertook a series of robust consultation events, which have included: workshops; exhibitions; focus groups; public meetings and business meetings.
It has always been recognised that the consultation was not a referendum on the project. It was designed to make sure that we were able to listen to and collect views, opinions and issues from the people who live, work and visit North Walsham. All of this information has been fed in throughout the development of plans and designs of the public spaces and to the proposed Highways changes.
As a result we have amended and altered some of the proposals. We have been able to factor in and mitigate some of the effects of the changes and where possible make alterations to the scheme that will be delivered.
Alongside these physical changes to the town, the project is also about the restoration and reinstatement of traditional shopfronts and the repair and restoration of heritage buildings in the town centre. The project also brings a rich and diverse Arts and Culture programme to compliment the building improvement works.