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Council could buy historic site

 South Quay, King's Lynn
A private company should have started developing the South Quay this year

A derelict "eyesore" in Norfolk could be bought by the borough council in an attempt to make it tidier and safer.

The 10 grain silos known as Braby Bins on King's Lynn's South Quay stopped operating four years ago.

King's Lynn and West Norfolk council will meet next week to discuss buying the site, which it thinks is dangerous, through a compulsory purchase order.

A £15m redevelopment of the waterfront by the firm Inner Circle was to start this year but the project has stalled.

Nick Daubney, leader of the council, said: "At the very least the site needs clearing.

"It's an eyesore, it's unsafe and it badly needs sorting out."

If the cabinet agrees to the compulsory purchase order, the issue will be discussed by the full council before any final decision is made.

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