Date published: 15th January 2020

North Norfolk District Council has today made a Compulsory Purchase Order in respect of the property known formerly as the Shannocks Hotel in Sheringham.

Interested parties will be served with relevant notices, and a period for objections will now be open for submission to the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government.

Notwithstanding the Council’s formal compulsory action, the Council hopes that the owner will engage with it to agree the terms of a voluntary sale, to bring about a swift resolution to this long running matter. The Council is committed to ensuring redevelopment as part of ongoing efforts to secure a viable future for the seafront landmark. A Compulsory Purchase Order will enable the site to be brought back into use for the economic and social well-being of the area and the community.

Cllr. Colin Heinink said “I am delighted that the council is taking action to remedy this long running issue. The site, if redeveloped, could bring so much to Sheringham’s seafront.”

The order is just one step in the Council’s wider commitments to pursuing owners of not only long-term unoccupied properties, but properties in poor condition and endeavouring to bring them back into use to try and curb vacancy, disrepair and anti-social use.

Objections to the CPO can be submitted to the Secretary of State until 19 February 2020.

 A copy of the order and of the accompanying map may be seen at all reasonable hours at Eastlaw, Council Offices, Holt Road, Cromer, Norfolk, NR27 9EN.

Last updated: 15th January 2020