Flats plan for bowling green

Dereham's Conservative Club has asked planners permission to build eight warden controlled flats on its disused bowling green in the centre of the town.

Dereham's Conservative Club has asked planners permission to build eight warden controlled flats on its disused bowling green in the centre of the town.

If granted permission, the Conservative Club, based in Quebec Street, has given first refusal to Broadland Housing Association to add to its extensive York House complex, which backs on to Quebec Street.

Tony Evans, who is planning agent for the club, said the bowling green had not been used some time and that the cash made selling the site, if it gets planning permission, would go towards general running costs of the club.

The planning application, made to Breckland Council, asked for permission for eight one bedroom flats with a communal laundry and store room, disabled toilets and bathrooms.