Bid to convert former Norwich pub into flats is lodged
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Plans to convert an historic Norwich pub into flats have been lodged with City Hall.
But the proposals for the former Ferry Boat Inn in King Street, which shut in 2006, have caused controversy, with neighbours objecting to the scale of the redevelopment.
After years of uncertainty, with proposals to turn the pub into a hostel having fallen through, the site was sold in June last year.
And Ferry Boat Developments has now asked for planning permission.
The proposals would see new buildings put up and the existing building restored – with 47 flats on the site.
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In documents lodged with the city council, architects 5th Studio say the plans for 'a significant contemporary development' would safeguard the grade II-listed pub.
They promise a series of 'high quality new buildings and 'sensitive restoration'.
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However, the proposals have already sparked objections.
Graham Harbord, the chairman of the Cannon Wharf Residents' Association, has written to the city council with his group's concerns.
He said, although the development of the derelict site would be welcome, the current design was not appropriate.
He wrote: 'The height of the development is considerably greater than the neighbouring buildings on either side of the river Wensum on the city side of the Novi Sad Bridge. The maximum height should be in keeping with these buildings.'
He said the pub would be 'overpowered and overwhelmed and privacy of neighbours would be 'severely affected'.
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