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Assembly looks at casino scheme

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EERA is submitting its views on the scheme to Great Yarmouth council

Plans for a 35m casino, hotel and leisure complex in Norfolk are to be considered by the East of England Regional Assembly (EERA).

The outline proposal - which includes a bowling alley and multiplex cinema at Great Yarmouth - is being considered by its regional planning panel on Friday.

An EERA report said the scheme for the South Denes area of the town generally conformed to planning policy.

But it calls for more information on how it would help regenerate the area.

The report also says developers - the Pleasure and Leisure Corporation - are looking at the use of alternative, more environmentally friendly, forms of energy.

EERA will submit its views on the proposals to the planning authority Great Yarmouth Borough Council - which has the responsibility of deciding whether to give it planning permission.

Pleasure and Leisure Corporation - which owns the town's Pleasure Beach - said earlier that the development called The Edge, could give jobs to 1,000 people.

Pleasure and Leisure's plans would see a derelict former caravan holiday park south of the Pleasure Beach completely redeveloped.

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