Council show their faith in church hall

PUBLISHED: 12:52 13 January 2006 | UPDATED: 21:37 28 May 2010

A FORMER church hall in Whittlesey should not be demolished, say Fenland District Council planners. They claim the former hall makes a positive contribution" to the character of the conservation area. Agents for the owner told the council's planning comm

A FORMER church hall in Whittlesey should not be demolished, say Fenland District Council planners.They claim the former hall makes a "positive contribution" to the character of the conservation area.Agents for the owner told the council's planning committee that neither the town council, highways authority or Whittlesey Society opposed the hall's demolition.And the agents said the hall was nearly derelict, there had been no campaign to keep it open, there were plenty of other halls for hire in the town and it would be too expensive to renovate it. Councillors inspected the hall before taking the decision to refuse consent for its demolition. The committee also rejected plans for 12 flats on the site.

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