Restaurants could be included in a £9 million project to re-develop Lynn’s former Post Office.
Telereal Trillium received permission in December to transform the vacant town centre building into shops, flats, offices, a medical centre and cafe.
Now the developer has submitted a planning application to ask for permission to use the building for other uses.
The application asks for the developer to be allowed to use the site for different uses, which could include shops, restaurants, pubs, financial and professional services.
A spokesperson for Telereal Trillium said: “To ensure the site has the best chance of being brought back into use we are exploring a number of options. We have not ruled out the possibility of using the space for a medical centre.”
The application states that there will be no change to the 27 residential units but asks to alter the office.
The design and access statement says: “The proposed application for variation of a condition is to change the use classes as outlined in the approval to be akin to what the national market requires; in preference to the approved B1 office space and the pure A1 retail space the market has responded requesting full flexibility to consider use classes A1-5. The residential elements of the approval are to stay ‘as approved’.”
The application is proposing to offer “the full gamut of A1-5 use classes” on the ground floor.
The first floor will retain the landscape garden but asks to use the front of the building for a range of uses.
The site will offer eight one-bedroom homes along with 17 two-bedroom flats and a two-bedroom maisonette.
The building has been empty since the Post Office was moved into the WH Smith branch in Norfolk Street in 2007.