Demolition work starts on former Amazonia site in Great Yarmouth

The former Amazonia and butterfly farm building on Marine Pararde being demolished.March 2016. Pictu

The former Amazonia and butterfly farm building on Marine Pararde being demolished.March 2016. Picture: James Bass - Credit: Eastern Daily Press © 2016

Work has begun to flatten the site of a former reptile zoo on Great Yarmouth seafront.

Following the granting of planning permission last week, the borough council started the demolition on Friday (March 4).

The demolition is expected to be completed by the end of the week.

A spokesman for the borough council said: 'Looking ahead, the borough council aspires to attract a statement tourist attraction to this prominent site, providing yet another special reason to visit the borough and thereby supporting the local economy.

'The borough council is in the early stages of investigating the potential options and no agreement has been reached with any particular operator.

'In the interim and before Easter, the area will be levelled, top-soiled and sown with grass seed so it matches the surrounding area.'

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