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Walton: Million pound Naze visitor centre gets public backing
9:00am Tuesday 5th February 2013 in News
PLANS for a million pound visitor centre at Walton’s landmark Naze have been met with an overwhelmingly positive response.
Designs for the centre were unveiled by Essex Wildlife Trust last week.
It will cost £1million to build, and has been designed to showcase the Naze and bring more tourists up to the cliffs.
The plans were shown to the public in a two-day consultation last week.
Claire Cadman from Essex Wildlife Trust said: “It was a really busy couple of days.
“The response was overwhelmingly positive. We were absolutely delighted. A lot of people said something like this has been needed for years.
“After putting so much work into this it was heart warming to hear the praise the idea was getting.
“This will give Walton a different element and an added appeal in the winter months and hopefully it will help regenerate the town."
The visitor centre will include an observation room with views across the coastal landscape.
There will also be an education room and “interpretation zone” for people to learn about the geological, biological and cultural significance of the area.
Essex Wildlife Trust is in the process of securing funding for the project and is looking to submit a planning application in the spring.