Plans are afoot to convert the derelict and rat infested embarassment that sits mournfully on the side of the Green into a grand hotel complete with hundreds of rooms, a restaurant and bar.
At the moment this once grand old building, which won awards in the 1920's when it was built, has brief spurts of life when it is used for the odd religious festival but nothing more. I have personally seen rats scurry in, out and around it first thing in the morning. A bit of an issue considering how many food outlets there are around the place.
Anything has got to be better than what is there now so I dont really have a great deal of sympathy for those who want a different future for this building, although its always sad to see history go. The first thing they would do apparently would be to remove the curved roof.
You can see the application in full here and also have your say online.