North Walsham

Wetherspoons a step closer in North Walsham

Just Regional
Apr 5, 2016 2 mins read

An agreement is set to be reached which will enable North Walsham Town Council to move offices and clear the way for Wetherspoon’s to move into North Walsham.

North Norfolk District Council is expected to finalise a 10-year lease agreement for North Walsham registrar’s office in King’s Arms Street from Norfolk County Council within the next few weeks.

It is hoped that with the leasehold agreement finalised and minor building work to the King’s Arms Street offices completed that North Walsham Town Council will be able to move from the current New Road premises into the new buildings before the summer.

Councillor John Rest, Cabinet Member for Assets at North Norfolk District Council, said: “Attracting new jobs to North Walsham and improving the shopping and leisure facilities in the town is a priority for North Norfolk District Council. We want to ensure that wherever possible we attract additional investment to the area and improve the shops and town centre for residents and visitors.”

North Norfolk District Council has written to the town council to provide an update on the leasehold talks on King’s Arms Street and to set out how the district council’s property team could help the town council with the move.

The district council is currently in talks with North Norfolk Community Transport and Citizens Advice to identify alternative accommodation so that the New Road property can be empty in time for the proposed sale to J D Wetherspoon.

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