The Anchor Hotel, Thetford
Decision Maker: Cabinet
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: No
To update Members on the current position with the existing buildings on the site of the former Anchor Hotel.
RECOMMEND to Council that £110,000.00 be released to enable the demolition of the existing buildings on the site of the former Anchor Hotel and an interim landscaping scheme be undertaken.
Reasons for the decision:
Whilst the structural survey recommends part removal of the buildings, the Council has an opportunity to demolish the structure as a whole, to satisfy not only the requirements of the structural survey, but provide the opportunity to improve the area and provide the catalyst for the regeneration of the Riverside area.
Alternative options considered:
To release £32,000.00 to remove part of the Anchor Hotel, in accordance with the structural survey recommendations.
To release £110,000.00 to enable the demolition of the existing buildings on the site of the former Anchor Hotel and undertake an interim landscaping scheme.
Report author: Kevin Ward
Publication date: 22/11/2012
Date of decision: 20/11/2012
Decided at meeting: 20/11/2012 - Cabinet