Consultations Open For Western Docklands Masterplan

A six-week public consultation on the Western Docklands Masterplan has begun today (Monday 6 February).

Hull City Council’s Cabinet last month gave its backing to the masterplan, which suggests a range of different uses for the site, with a strong focus on employment land to the west and residential/commercial and leisure land to the east.

The council now wants to know the views of Hull residents, as well as local businesses in the area. The Western Docklands area lies between Albert and William Wright Dock, Castle Street and the Smith & Nephew site.

The consultation will run until Friday 17 March and also seeks views on the future of the Hull Ice Arena and Kingston Retail Park. The masterplan also sets out how it could create a better link to the marina and Fruit Market area.

Local businesses, residents and the wider public are all invited to take part through a series of in-person drop-in sessions and an online survey.

Posters about the Western Docklands Masterplan will be placed in various locations in Hull, with a QR code for the online consultation. Any responses to this consultation will be considered by the council in drafting a final version of the masterplan, which will then be presented to Cabinet later this year.

Drop-in sessions are based at Hull Ice Arena and public events will take place on Wednesday 8 February, from 4pm to 7pm, as well as on Saturday 18 February from 11am to 4pm.

A business drop-in session will be held on Thursday 16 February from 4pm to 7pm at the same venue.