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Masonic hall set to become flats?
3:00pm Thursday 27th September 2012 in News
PLANS to demolish a masonic hall in Grays to make way for flats have been submitted to Thurrock Council.
Apex Property Holdings wants to build 30 two bedroom flats at the Thurrock Masonic Hall site, in Lenthall Avenue, Grays.
The design and access statement for the application said: “It is understood that the hall has been operating effectively at a loss for a number of years and they have to sell the site.
“They do not have other community functions other than Masonic and Rotary functions, which have now been moved to the Cross Keys. There is no particular discernable character local to this site, with a mixture of styles.
“It is anticipated the proposed apartments will form a new and more pleasant street scene on this prominent corner site.”
A similar planning application was submitted to the council in June, but was withdrawn so various design ideas could be revised.
The application said around 35 per cent of the flats would be affordable housing. The company Home Group has offered to buy each apartment for £74,000.