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College of West Anglia’s Plaxtole House residential centre in King’s Lynn saved after council steps in to buy it

10:42 27 July 2012

Plaxtole House, pictured after vandals attacked the building in 2007. Picture: Ian Burt

Plaxtole House, pictured after vandals attacked the building in 2007. Picture: Ian Burt

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A residential centre for disabled students will be saved after West Norfolk council agreed to step in and buy it.

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Councillors have voted to spend £500,000 buying Plaxtole House, on Goodwin’s Road, from the College of West Anglia.

The complex was set to close as part of a £1.6m package of cutbacks at the college.

But councillors heard the property and its grounds would be an investment - and buying them would enable students with physical and learning disabilities to continue their studies at the college.

Once the sale is completed, it will be leased to Freebridge Community Housing, which will manage the property.

Hundreds signed a petition to save the centre, which is currently used by 24 students from across Norfolk and Cambridgeshire.

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