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Application submitted to turn Cromer’s boating lake into Crazy Golf site

PUBLISHED: 11:01 15 March 2018 | UPDATED: 17:35 27 March 2018

The Cromer boating lake. Picture: COLIN FINCH

The Cromer boating lake. Picture: COLIN FINCH

Plans to bring a new Adventure Golf site to north Norfolk have been submitted to the district council.

The Cromer boating lake. Picture: ARCHANT LIBRRYThe Cromer boating lake. Picture: ARCHANT LIBRRY

NNDC have received an application to turn Cromer’s Evington Gardens’ former boating lake into a Crazy golf themed putting course.

A part of the near 1,550 square metres site would include a total of 18 mini-greens, as well as a viewing area and an admin cabin.

The amenity would also provide two full time, and one part time, jobs.

In the Runton Road site’s heritage impact assessment, agents Weller Designs state that the site will not be lit at night, and add that the “overall appearance will be much more naturalistic and sympathetic” than the current site.

The Cromer boating lake. Picture: RICHARD BATSONThe Cromer boating lake. Picture: RICHARD BATSON

The assessment continues: “There will be no change to the existing character of this part of the Cromer Conservation Area which is that of a traditional seaside town clifftop promenade.”

However nearby residents have already expressed their concerns about the proposals.

A neighbour wrote to the NNDC: “In order to gain our support NNDC would need to ensure that the new site will be created in a

tasteful upmarket style, with a local theme such as the chalk reef (the new play area created on the promenade has done this very well).

“The plans submitted last year for a tacky pirate themed area would have a strong negative impact both on the lawn and Cromer as a whole.

“Cromer is experiencing investment bringing in high quality and upmarket cafes, pubs, restaurants etc and we strongly believe that if completed ‘incorrectly’ this proposal could steer the area in the wrong direction.”

The plans will ultimately be approved or rejected by the planning committee at NNDC.

*Note: This article previously incorrectly stated the boating lake was disused. It will be open for business as usual in 2018 at weekends and during school and public holidays between Easter and September.

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