The Edge Development, Great Yarmouth Pleasure Beach
RPS secured planning permission for a major new £35m commercial leisure development on Great Yarmouth seafront called ‘The Edge’. The development will include a new-style casino (the only one of the Government’s new ‘large’ casinos to be located at a British seaside resort), multiplex cinema, branded hotel, restaurants and over 800 car parking spaces.
The project is expected to play a major role in the regeneration of this seaside resort, and will be the biggest single investment in Great Yarmouth’s ‘Golden Mile’ for a generation.
In addition to providing planning, transport and environmental consultancy for the planning application, RPS organised a large public consultation exercise and advised on a successful application for one of only eight large casino licenses that are being issued in the United Kingdom following the 2005 Gambling Act.
RPS has acted for a number of casino operators, including Aspers Casinos, Ladbrokes, Caesars Entertainment, Hilton, Ameristar Casinos. We also have extensive experience of seaside regeneration projects, recently working in Blackpool, Margate, Hayling Island, Exmouth, Lowestoft, Eastbourne, Hastings and Weymouth.”