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Great Yarmouth YMCA hostel approved for Two Bears Hotel

Mary Ives (left), Tim Sweeting (right)outside the redundant Two Bears Hotel in Great Yarmouth
Image caption The former hotel is set to be taken over by the YMCA

Councillors in Great Yarmouth have approved plans to turn a redundant hotel into a youth hostel, despite objections from businesses and others.

The Two Bears Hotel on Pasteur Road will be turned into 20 self-contained flats and three disabled units for 18 to 24 year olds.

To meet planning requirements developers will have to cover some of the windows which overlook a nursery.

The YMCA would move into the premises in June 2012.

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