Plan outlined for old Hunstanton school site

The former school in Valentine Road, Hunstanton ANL-160331-083039001
The former school in Valentine Road, Hunstanton ANL-160331-083039001
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A former Hunstanton school site could be brought back into public use as part of regeneration plans to be debated next week.

Leisure facilities, including the Oasis complex, are also set to be reviewed as part of the project which officials say is intended to improve efficiency and generate economic growth.

Councils, business groups, police and health chiefs have teamed up to form a county-wide partnership to bid for funding under the government’s One Public Estate initiative.

The programme is intended to create community hubs and consolidate publicly-owned facilities where possible in order to improve efficiency.

The Norfolk partnership is currently developing an application for £500,000 of support to help draw up plans for a number of projects, including regeneration work in Hunstanton.

A report to be debated by West Norfolk Council’s environment and community panel next Wednesday, said the work in the resort was “aimed at the social, economic and environmental regeneration viewing the large amount of publicly owned land and buildings, and releasing sites for growth.”

It said: “This would include sharing accommodation and use of empty buildings, for example, Hunstanton first school.

“Co-location of services to deliver efficiency savings and provide opportunities for development would include a review of the Oasis and other options for leisure provision

The bid has to be submitted to the gGovernment by the end of the month.