Former bingo hall to become market in Dovercourt
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Proposals to turn a former bingo hall and nightclub in Dovercourt into a covered market have been given the green light.
The art deco-fronted building in Kingsway was most recently a restaurant and social club.
Under the plans approved by Tendring council, the basement will be converted into a market with 22 stalls along with a café.
The ground floor, first and second floor are to be turned into nine flats.
A roof terrace in the centre will act as a skylight, providing light to the market below.
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There were 11 letters of opposition to the scheme. Harwich Town Council also objected, with concerns over parking provision, overdevelopment and impact on a conservation area.
However Tendring planning officers approved the scheme as in keeping with national and local planning policies, including bringing vacant town centre buildings back into use.
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