Suffolk

Views sought on cafe plan at Suffolk railway station

Trimley Station
Image caption Network Rail was impressed with the passionate interest in the station

Views are being sought on plans to convert into a cafe a Victorian railway station building in Suffolk which was due to be knocked down.

Network Rail had wanted to demolish the "unviable" building at Trimley, near Felixstowe, unless a new use was found.

Business units and a cafe on site could be run as a social enterprise by the community, Suffolk Coastal District Council said.

It is asking for ideas on what could be included and how it is run.

A Friends of Trimley group was set up last year to campaign against demolition and come up with alternative uses.

Andy Smith, cabinet member for planning, said: "Thanks to the hard work of the friends group and the council we have shown that there is a vested community interest in the building and its preservation.

"Now we need to develop our proposals so that they can be put into action to help the community ahead of the meeting with Network Rail later this month."

The survey can be viewed on Suffolk Coastal District Council's website.

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