Aylsham Town Council and homeowners object to old police station development

The old Police Station in Aylsham which is going to be redeveloped into shops and flats but there is

The old Police Station in Aylsham which is going to be redeveloped into shops and flats but there is local opposition. Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

A former police station in Aylsham could be knocked down and transformed into a convenience store and flats if plans are approved.

The old Police Station in Aylsham which is going to be redeveloped into shops and flats but there is

The old Police Station in Aylsham which is going to be redeveloped into shops and flats but there is local opposition. Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

An application has been lodged with Broadland District Council for the old station in Gashouse Hill, which was formerly used by Norfolk County Council.

But Aylsham Town Council and surrounding homeowners have objected to the proposal, highlighting traffic worries, anti-social delivery times and design worries.

The developers say the building has been designed as practically as efficiently as possible.

Neighbouring homeowner Tim Foster said he was concerned about road safety issues, and said the new design was out-of-keeping with the area.


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The 58-year-old grandfather of three said: 'I think the car park will become noisy and will be used out of hours.

'It is just an unacceptable project for that piece of land.'

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Aylsham Town Council said: 'This is an opportunity for something to be created that will improve the area and both the Town Council and local residents do not believe this design will fill this requirement.'

The district council has received 26 objections to the project, one supporting and 12 comments without stating support or objection.

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