Christchurch council refuse to list Druitt Hall

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Plans to demolish Druitt Hall in the High Street, Christchurch a community hall built to mark the Queen’s coronation have been rejected by councillors.

Druitt HallCampaigners have lost out after a bid to nominate Druitt Hall as a community asset failed.

Supporters of the hall in Christchurch, who recently won a battle to save the facility from demolition, turned out in force to hear the councillors’ decision.

Neil Farmer, strategic director at the Christchurch and East Dorset Partnership, told the meeting he did not think there was any benefit to listing the building and said the costs predicted for the hall to be brought up to standard could be between £60,000-£95,000.

said the hall would still close as planned on 31 March and added future plans for a replacement hall would still be considered. said the hall would still close as planned on 31 March and added future plans for a replacement hall would still be considered.

January 18, 2013 |

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