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Town’s station building is not safe from demolition

Greater Anglia plan to knock down the old station building to extend the car parking facilities – Photo: Terry Hawkins

The station building in Brandon remains under threat despite reports last week stating a demolition notice had been overturned.

On Thursday, 30th July, SAVE Britain’s Heritage said “A High Court order issued today quashed the decision by Breckland District Council to allow the demolition of the 1845 station building at Brandon on the Cambridge to Norwich line.

“This follows judicial review proceedings launched by SAVE Britain’s Heritage seeking the quashing of the Council’s decision.”

However, we have since learned that demolition of the station building was not part of the notification that was overturned by the High Court.

A spokesman for Breckland District Council told Suffolk Today: “I can confirm that the notice that was quashed relates to the prior notification application for the provision of the car park, not the demolition of the building.

“The future of the station is in the hands of the owner and the prior notification application for the car park falls back to the Council to re-determine.”

Greater Anglia plan to knock down the old station building to extend the car parking facilities – Photo: Terry Hawkins

Greater Anglia, as owners of the building, will now decide whether they would like to proceed with their plans.

The train operator has proposed knocking down the station building to enable the car park to be extended and redeveloped.

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