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Green Britain Centre land swap talks continuing over service hub proposal

An extraordinary meeting was held on Monday evening to assess progress on the proposal for an asset swap of the Green Britain Centre and Days Field site in Swaffham.

Breckland Council previously stated Swaffham Town Council was its preferred bid to take over the running of the Green Britain Centre which has remained vacant since last January.

Following the meeting behind closed doors this week, town clerk Richard Bishop said discussions are still at a preliminary stage.

The closed Green Britain Centre at Swaffham
The closed Green Britain Centre at Swaffham

He said: “There are many meetings still to be held, more information to gather together, more advice to take, before consulting with the general public.

“Reports were given on the preliminary enquiries as part of the due diligence.”

Another extraordinary meeting will be held on March 9 where a further assessment will be made.

The town council has stated a desire to turn the Green Britain Centre on Turbine Way into a hub for a range of local services.

As part of the swap, Breckland Council would take on the five-acre Days Field site on New Sporle Road which the town council had previously secured outline planning permission for in order to build 51new homes.

It is hoped an ‘open day’ consultation event will be held in the future, concluding with a public meeting.

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