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Stowmarket's old Natwest may become part of John Peel Centre

By Newsdesk Bury

Stowmarket Natwest
Stowmarket Natwest

Stowmarket's former Natwest bank looks set to become an extension of the town's John Peel Centre.

Mid Suffolk District Council has applied for planning permission for the change of use of the listed bank building, which closed in 2017, from professional and financial services to mixed uses, including food and drink, a drinking establishment and assembly and leisure.

The application says: " It is envisaged that the whole of the premises is used to complement the cultural attraction that is the John Peel Centre, broadening its tourism, entertainment, leisure, refreshment and dining facilities.

"The application is speculative as no operator has been identified at this stage, and so the specific mix of uses cannot be established at this time.

"The planning permission is sought to enable any level of use within the proposed use classes, anywhere within the building."

No changes to the fabric of the building are planned,

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