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Worth spending a penny on? Council's plans for new public loo revealed

PUBLISHED: 16:15 25 June 2019 | UPDATED: 16:15 25 June 2019

The planned replacement toilet block for North Walsham's New Road car park. Picture: NNDC/SMG Architechts

The planned replacement toilet block for North Walsham's New Road car park. Picture: NNDC/SMG Architechts

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Plans for a new public toilet block in a North Walsham car park have been revealed.

The planned replacement toilet block for North Walsham's New Road car park. Picture: NNDC/SMG ArchitechtsThe planned replacement toilet block for North Walsham's New Road car park. Picture: NNDC/SMG Architechts

The new toilets, designed by Norwich-based SMG Architects, will replace an exiting toilet block at the New Road car park described in the plans as "dated" and "isolated from the buildings which surround it".

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The plans follow a North Norfolk District Council decision taken in September last year to invest £600,000 in its public loos.

The new building is designed to mirror the look of the nearby library, and will have a slated timber facade with a roof made of lead or sarnafil - a single-ply roofing material.

The plans state: "The proposal seeks to utilise our opportunity, developing a contemporary design which holds a close relationship to the library through the angles' eves and material patterns. The colours have been shown taking inspiration from the town's crest."

The council released its plans for a new toilet block in Fakenham last month, and toilets in Coast Roads in Bacton and Walcott, Stearmans Yard in Wells and Lusher's Passage in Sheringham are also getting revamped.

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