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Council plans 5m theatre complex in Hornsea

Artist's impression of new theatre complex
The new centre will replace the coastal town's old Floral Hall

Plans for a £5m theatre and business complex in Hornsea have been submitted by East Riding of Yorkshire Council.

The new centre will include a 300-seat auditorium and stage, a cafe and conference facilities with sea views.

The council said it would replace the old Floral Hall, which "no longer meet the needs of the community".

The council has committed about £3m to the scheme and is seeking the remaining funds from Yorkshire Forward, the regional development agency.

The plans must receive planning permission before a final funding application can be made to Yorkshire Forward.

Barbara Jefferson, chairman of the Hornsea Area Renaissance Partnership, said: "We are very glad to see this scale of investment coming into Hornsea where it will provide significant regeneration to our seafront.

" This will be the first step in creating a vibrant central hub which will reconnect the seafront to the town centre."

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