Fears for future of town centre if historic hotel becomes flats
- Credit: Archant
A Norfolk town council has objected to plans to turn a Grade II listed hotel into apartments.
Councillors have raised fears about the viability of a town centre in a strong objected to plans to turn a listed hotel into apartments.
Downham Market Town Council held a planning committee meeting on Tuesday, January 7 where the scheme to convert The Castle Hotel into housing was discussed.
Members of the committee voted to recommend refusal of a listed building application which could see the building on the High Street converted into six apartments.
The Grade II-listed hotel has been on the market since March 2016 and owners Howard and Helen Fradley have been hoping to sell it and retire.
You may also want to watch:
The couple came up with plans to develop the hotel into apartments a few months ago as a last resort.
Councillors voted to recommend refusal "by reason of the loss of hotel accommodation which would adversely affect the viability of Downham Market's town centre".
- 1 Missing man found by off-duty police officer
- 2 £5m roadworks on A47 cause delays - and months more to come
- 3 Man jailed for 24 years for raping and sexually assaulting two girls
- 4 Norfolk campsite voted third best in UK
- 5 Man charged after cannabis factory and 300 plants found above pizza takeaway
- 6 Three Norfolk hotels named among the best for romance in the UK
- 7 Road cleared after three-vehicle collision on A47
- 8 Early hours arrests as part of 'ongoing police investigation'
- 9 Pub boss struggling to recruit ahead of lockdown lifting
- 10 Village rounds on council over 'disgraceful' road resurfacing that covered cycle lanes and blocked drains