Decision day for plans to build new homes on site of former Zoots nightclub in King’s Lynn

PUBLISHED: 12:23 29 June 2013 | UPDATED: 12:23 29 June 2013

The former Pilot Cinema building in King's Lynn. Picture: Matthew Usher.

The former Pilot Cinema building in King's Lynn. Picture: Matthew Usher.

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West Norfolk councillors decide today whether a former cinema and night club can be demolished to make way for new homes.

Freebridge Community Housing wants to build 10 houses and 18 flats on land occupied by the Pilot Cinema, off John Kennedy Road, in King’s Lynn.

Built in the 1930s, the cinema became Zoots nightlub in the late 1990s, which closed in 2008. A report to councillors recommends they approve plans to redevelop the site.

“The scheme will redevelop a brown field site within a town centre location for much needed affordable housing,” it adds. “The site has been a local eyesore for many years and will ensure that the anti-social behaviour it attracts will be removed from this area of the town.”

King’s lynn Civic Socuiety is objecting, claiming the site is “too crowded” to provide pleasant living conditions.

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