Green light for docklands regenerations plans

A design brief to regenerate Hull’s Western Docklands has secured consent from Hull City Council.

Proposals include a new cruise ship terminal at Albert and William Wright Dock as well as housing to the south of Wellington Street West.

Also, a medical technology centre could be built at the Smith and Nephew site, once the company relocates to a facility in Melton.

Councillor Paul Drake-Davis, regeneration portfolio holder, said the Western Docklands scheme would involve “a new chapter for this part of the city”.

The approved plans outline how regeneration could look in each part of the area between Hessle Road and Albert Dock.

They include a framework which future developments would need to take into account.

The Ice Arena would remain and be improved, while an expansion of the leisure offering in the Kingston Retail Park would be promoted.

Additional pedestrian and cycling routes are also proposed but most of the land in the area would remain allocated for employment use.