English Heritage and the Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment will visit Great Yarmouth to assess the town's new development and regeneration initiatives.
Great Yarmouth is currently being considered for funding from CABE's Sea Change initiative which aims to 'use culture to make a difference'. The programme aims to help regenerate England's seaside resorts by investing in arts, public spaces, cultural assets and heritage projects.
Greg Luton, English Heritage's regional director for the East of England, said: ‘This initiative between English Heritage and CABE enables us to pool our expertise and to share ideas. The Commissioners will visit the new outer harbour and the site of the Sea Change funding application to learn more about Great Yarmouth's regeneration strategies and development projects.’
Paul Morrell, Deputy Chair of CABE, said: ‘CABE and English Heritage are working closely together because we want people to be able to live in distinctive places with real character. It's apt that we are meeting in Great Yarmouth. We are well aware of the historical and cultural importance of seaside resorts; and CABE, English Heritage and others are supporting the regeneration of seaside towns, through our collaborative Sea Change programme.’