The Old Palace considered as Bromley Civic Centre set to downsize
PUBLISHED: 16:28 18 September 2015 | UPDATED: 16:29 18 September 2015
The planned decrease was agreed yesterday (Thursday) and has considered the needs of the Grade II listed building.
Plans to reduce the size of Bromley Civic Centre were approved yesterday (Thursday).
The plans would mean the council would still occupy the building, whilst a section of it would be sold off for re-development, with maintenance cost savings estimated at £800,000.
It has been agreed that all proposals would have to sympathise with the Old Palace’s Grade II listing.
Stephen Carr, leader of Bromley Council, said: “We will look for efficiency savings anywhere and everywhere we can, not just because this forms part of sound financial management but also because this protects our frontline services.
“Public access to the park area is not affected and ultimately, a planning application will be required along with a partner to bring forward the right development.”
Any proposals for the re-development will be subject to existing and emerging planning policies.
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