Ballroom could turn into homes

A DERELICT ballroom, which has become a dilapidated eyesore in the centre of Woodbridge, could be converted into houses.The Assembly Rooms, at the rear of the Crown Hotel, have been earmarked for a housing development by Greene King, who own the hotel.

A DERELICT ballroom, which has become a dilapidated eyesore in the centre of Woodbridge, could be converted into houses.

The Assembly Rooms, at the rear of the Crown Hotel, have been earmarked for a housing development by Greene King, who own the hotel.

The brewing company announced a few years ago that it wanted to refurbish the Assembly Rooms and bring the building back into use.

However, it has now lodged plans with the district council to convert the boarded-up building into five homes. The company also wants to demolish the hotel's chalets opposite the Assembly Rooms and build six houses.


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The Assembly Rooms have been unused for more than 30 years and Greene King has considered and dismissed alternative uses including offices, retail and a restaurant.

The listed building was also used for church bazaars and sales, and as a Territorial Army drill hall. It could accommodate 200 people.

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