Regent Road fire site plans will benefit the town centre

PUBLISHED: 11:49 10 March 2017 | UPDATED: 11:49 10 March 2017

The aftermath of a major fire which has destroyed the Regent Road superbowl and indoor market in the centre of Great Yarmouth.
The view from the fire service crane.

Picture: James Bass

The aftermath of a major fire which has destroyed the Regent Road superbowl and indoor market in the centre of Great Yarmouth. The view from the fire service crane. Picture: James Bass

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The future of the Regent Road fire site in Great Yarmouth is one step closer to being secured, after planning documents were submitted to Great Yarmouth Borough Council.

A total of 49 homes, a new indoor market, public toilets, a café and a leisure complex are all included in the plans, which were presented to members of the public at a consultation in January.

As well as bringing the site back into use, the planning submission claims it will have a wide economic boost for the area.

Planning papers to the borough council say: “The design will significantly enhance the streetscene both on Albion Road and Regent Road and will aid in the regeneration of the town centre.”

The documents state the design is to the “highest standard ensuring it is in keeping with the area which it resides”.

They also say that a public consultation had led to concerns over a lack of parking, but that private cars will not be “a dominant mode” for the site.

The consultation process runs until April 7.

Site owner Phil Thompson had initially said he considered including 45 apartments above the new indoor market and leisure facility, however, these plans specify the new development will incorporate 49 one and two bedroom dwellings.

The documents, which are available to view on the borough council’s website, also include artist impressions of what the site will look like, if they are approved.

A four hour public exhibition of the plans was carried out on January 17 and was attended by more than 60 people.

The plans propose a four-storey complex, with a large indoor market on the ground floor, as well as a 2246sp.m area for leisure purposes.

There will then be 20 flats on the first floor, 19 on the second floor and a further 10 on the third floor.

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