Whittlesey police station could be converted to become new headquarters for town council
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The former police station in Whittlesey could become the new headquarters of the town council.
A planning application now before Fenland District Council will determine whether the town council can convert the former police station that will include a new council chamber and a number of flats.
Some parts of the building were previously used as flats and the application by the town council will create a single storey flat roof extension. A council chamber will be created from converting a garage.
“With the exception of the extension and minor amendments (such as relocating the platform lift and introduction of a door from the meeting room to the courtyard) the external appearance of the building remains unaltered,” says a design statement to Fenland planners.
“This proposal should be considered as best use of the site and will ensure that an existing prominent building within the town continues to serve purpose for the local community and will not fall in to disrepair.”
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The building’s previous use was as the Whittlesey Town Police Station with offices and interview rooms located at first floor.
Prior to this the upper floors to the north of the building (3 storey elements) were used for residential accommodation comprising of two number 3 bed flats with living accommodation and first floor and bedroom accommodation at second floor.
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The application says the proposal “is to create a mixed-use development comprising of town council offices, council chamber, offices and two 3 bed flats”.