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King’s Lynn set for cafe culture

15:50 06 January 2014

On the Tuesday Market Place in King

On the Tuesday Market Place in King's Lynn are (from left) Elizabeth Nockolds, Chris Bamfield, David Williams and Borough Council leader Nick Daubney. Picture: Ian Burt

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King’s Lynn’s bid for cafe culture looks to have cleared its final hurdle.

Councillors on West Norfolk’s planning committee yesterday voted to agree a change of use for parts of the Tuesday Market place.

The decision means that bars and restaurants around the historic square can place tables and chairs outside for their customers to eat and drink al fresco.

The Duke’s Head Hotel, King’s Lynn Corn Exchange and Italian restaurant Prezzo are all expected to have seating arranged outside around newly-pedestrianised areas of the square.

Three sides of the market place were re-surfaced in a £1m refurb which began last July. Some parking spaces have now been paved over, to create extra space for seating.

The car park has also been completely resurfaced and two new zebra crossings have been installed at the King Street and St Nicholas Street entrances to the square.

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